GE Neri Italian Fig Tree
This mysterious Italian Fig tree produces only one fig crop during the summer to fall growing season. Maybe the reason it is mysterious is because I have researched it in depth and have found little to no information on the GE Neri - such as origins, why it is mysterious...etc.
This fig tree is perfect for growing in containers, as it is only cold hardy in zones 7, 8 and 9. Plant your new fig in a 3 gallon pot with excellent drainage. Move outdoors in a sunny space (about 8 hours of sun daily) after the risk of frost has passed and back inside before frost may happen in late summer. Keep in an area of your home (or greenhouse) where the temperature remains above 45 degrees.
The GE Neri Fig flowers in spring and is ready for harvest in late summer to early fall with tennis ball size fig fruits.
This is a tissue culture fig plant and not grown from seed.
While it can be pruned to maintain a smaller size, the GE Neri Fig generally matures in the 6 to 10 foot height range.
Note: the milky sap can be an irritant to the skin if you have allergies to latex. Ficus carica are the only edible fig varieties. Other fig plants are toxic.
As your fig trees begin to produce, you may be wondering what to do with your newly harvested fruits. Here is a link to the BBC's Good Food Magazine with an article on Top 12 Ways to Serve Figs.
Container grown GE Neri Fig is a tissue culture plant growing in 3.5 inch pot and Quart pots
Plant cannot ship into California, Alaska, Arizona or Puerto Rico.