z. 7 – 10
Melanzana is a large reddish-brown fig with has a very rich, sweet flavour and ‘meaty’ texture. “Wow”! Large ‘Breba’ (first) crop. Has a ridged exterior. Fairly early ripening. Try this one in an extra warm spot on the West Coast! This is a great variety for the rest of Canada – grown in a container and wintered inside. Melanzana is Italian for ‘Eggplant’.
If growing this tree in the ground on the West Coast, we recommend that you plant this tree in a very warm, sunny and protected spot. Then mulch fairly heavily around its’ base and finally protect it with a burlap wrap in mid-Winter for the first few years.
All Fig Trees are large 1-gallon size plants.