The Ficus carica Longue d'août, an abundant harvest of delicious figs.
The Ficus carica Longue d'août or Fig tree Longue d'août is a very productive variety of fig tree, resistant to severe frosts (down to -15 ° C) which will acclimatize perfectly to your region if you install it in the sun and sheltered from cold winds.
Self-fertile, the Ficus carica Longue d'août is biferous, so it fruits twice a year, a first time in July and a second time from the end of August to October. It produces abundant production of very elongated pear-shaped fruits (about 10 to 12 cm), with reddish-brown skin when ripe and red flesh. Very juicy and sweet figs taste like honey. They can be enjoyed both fresh and dry. They are excellent made into jam.
Vigorous shrub 4 m high for the same spread, the Fig tree Longue d'août is undemanding and accepts any type of soil, from neutral to limestone, stony and well drained. It is very resistant to disease. For optimal fruiting, it requires a sunny exposure. Before the vegetation resumes, prune to thin the plant and keep only the most vigorous branches.
Relatively modest in size, you can plant your Ficus carica Longue d'août isolated, leaned against a wall or in a bed even if you only have a small space.