The GE Neri Fig produces exceptionally large purple skinned figs with sweet reddish flesh. Some resources tout this as the world's largest fig. GE Neri is an Italian fig and is still relatively new to the US.
Fig trees do best where they get at least 8 hours of direct sun per day. Once well established they are fairly drought tolerant but extended dry periods can cause leaf and fruit drop as well as early dormancy. A deep organic mulch will help to alleviate extremes in moisture levels, reduce nematode issues, as well as to reduce competition from weeds.
Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral
Soil & Moisture: Average moist, moderately fertile, average to well-drained soils.
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
Native To / Origin: Italy
This plant may be toxic to humans and/or animals, click here for details
Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: Sap - Skin & Eye Irritant
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