An ancient fig, “A Sangue” or “Blood”, is a medium to large green round fig with a dark red interior. It originates from the Brindisi and Valle d'Itria regions of Italy. Please see the see the map in the photos.
A Sangue is not parthenocarpic. It needs the fig wasp (Blastophaga psenes) for the figs to mature. We only recommend this variety for California or other locations where the fig wasp is known to thrive. Our experience here in New Jersey, after growing this fig for a few years, is that the figs fall off without maturing.
For those that have eaten the fig it is described as juicy and sweet with a sour aftertaste.
One crop crop starting in late August/September
Other names : Sangue di Porco
Available in 5 gallon nursery containers
Mature Sangue fig pictures, “Fichi di Puglia storia, paesaggi, cucina e conservazione del fico in Puglia”, Francesco Minonne