Cuttings of this tree were brought to the US from Salerno, Italy by Frank who lived in East Hanover NJ. I traded Frank a bottle of wine for a few cuttings from his 10 foot tall in-ground tree before it died to the ground in the winter of 2013. The “real" name of this fig tree is unknown.
The fig is green and purple fig on the outside and pink on the inside and can get fairly large. Its interesting to watch this fig rippen since it starts green, then turns yellow and then gets red and purple stripes. The figs start ripening in late August. We think it tastes sweet and fruity with hints of Honey Dew melon. It is very juicy and almost syrupy. Pick this one before it gets very soft. We like it better that way.
Available in 5 gallon nursery containers Summer 2019