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Figs have a long, historical and flavorful history! The edible fig is one of the first plants that were cultivated by humans and is probably one of the most eulogised of all fruits. Artists, writers and poets have waxed eloquent about the apearance and the flavour of the fruit – just read D H Lawrence’s somewhat erotic poem about Figs!

Figs have provided sustenance for man for as long as there has been dietary history, and they were the first fruits to be dried and stored by man. There was a fig tree in the Garden of Eden and whether it was the forbidden fruit is debatable, but it is definite that a fig tree provided the first clothing; “...the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.” It is probably for this reason that fig leaves, or depictions of fig leaves, have long been used to cover the genitals of nude figures in painting and sculpture. So, if you know that you are naked, you know what to do!


 


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Picture of Fig Ventura
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Ventura fig has a compact growth form and produces large fruit with green skin and dark red interior flesh. The fruit have a pronounced long neck, ripen later in the season and perform well in the cooler climates of the figs' range. Ventura is grown both for drying and for fresh eating.

 

Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m

Fig Ventura

Current Stock Height: 80/160 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$39.99


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Bred in NZ Vlassoff is a variety of 'Honey Fig'. Large round fruit that are purple/black when mature. Succulent red flesh. Crops in January and April. Needs a really sunny position with well drained soil and protection from harsh frost. Deciduous.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 4m

Fig Vlassof

Current Stock Height: 45/55 cm  ? 

Container: 3l  ? 

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Fig Vlassof

Current Stock Height: 150/160 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Fig Warricks Gold
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Small to medium sized fruit with green and yellow strips. Very decorative. Sweet cherry red flesh. Conical shaped fruit. Ideal for hot growing areas. Late harvest. Large round compact tree. Crops in April. Needs a really sunny position with well drained soil and protection from harsh frost. Deciduous.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 5m

Fig Warricks Gold

Current Stock Height: 70/80 cm  ? 

Container: 3l  ? 

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Picture of Fig White Adriatic
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Edible Fig. A handsome tree with large lush green foliage. The summer fruit have greenish-yellow skin and fine flavoured red pulp. Plant in a sunny well drained spot with protection from harsh frost. Deciduous.


Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 4m

Fig White Adriatic

Current Stock Height: 50/70 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Wairere Nursery
826 Gordonton Road, R D 1, Hamilton 3281 Ph: (07) 824 3430 Email:     Open 7 days 8:30am-5pm