Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Fig Ficus lattarulla Itallian (honey fig)

Grows 15 to 20 feet in full sun and likes  moist, but well-drained soil. They are fast growing, but can be pruned back to a manageable height.  Fruit is ripe in August. Has green skin and amber flesh. Can be used fresh or dried.
Naturally contains benzaldehyde which shrinks tumours and has anti- cancer compounds.  Used to make fig jam, wine and are delicious eaten fresh on French bread.  Meaning of the fruit: argument. Meaning of the tree: prolific.

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