Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ficus carica - Common Fig

Ficus carica: Ficus, Latin name for this species, the edible fig; carica refers to Caria, an area in Asia Minor (in what is now Turkey), where many figs were cultivated in ancient times.

Trees are often multi-trunked, but can be pruned to standard.

Palmately lobed leaves.

Flowers form inside fruit, and are pollinated by a burrowing wasp.

Fruit forms on old and new wood, producing two crops a year in summer and fall.

Fruit is the edible fig of commerce.

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