Ficus carica Pedro is of the cold tolerant variety, originating from Mid-East Asia. The fruit has green (green-yellowish when fully ripe) skin and a creamy flesh when opened. The plant produces the droplet shaped fruits once a year, however if kept in conservatory conditions they can produce twice a year. The first fruits during the Summer tend to be very large, reaching to 120-150g with the fruits during the Autumn being slightly smaller.
The Yellow Skin Fig has been cultivated since the ancient times, growing wild in dry and sunny areas. It is a very hardy plant so well suited for the UK’s growing conditions. It is a parthenocarpic plant meaning that there is no need of the fig wasp for pollination. The plant can grow to the height of 2-3m and is easily trained to a trellis. It has good resistance to the cold, surviving to temperatures as low as -15c.
We offer different leaf forms, slightly lobed to deeply lobed. It makes a great architectural plant due to its ornamental leaves and in the Autumn its foliage turning a golden yellow. After the leaves fall, the figs tend to remain on the bare branches.
The intended main use of this plant is to grow food for human consumption. We always recommend further research to learn the different ways in which the food source can be prepared and consumed.
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