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Panache Fig Tree is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be
if the tree is planted with a second tree.
Ficus carica 'Panache'
The Panache fig or Tiger fig, as it is often referred, has been a home garden favorite for many years. Most will first react to the "tiger stripes" on the fruits green skin. The variegated fruit is small to medium in size present on the new growth which will also show variegation. The flesh of the The fruit requires a long warm growing season to mature and does not set and early Breba crop. Best when eaten fresh when the flavor is rich and sweet with an almost Strawberry like texture. Not a good selection for the coast.
12' - 15' height with 12' - 15' spread, Panache can be a vigorous grower so pruning to maintain a reasonable height is recommended. Spacing for fig should be 10 to 12 feet on center
10 to 12 feet on center
Figs will tolerate any type of soil that is well drained. The Panache fig requires 8 hours a day of full sun and long hot summers to produce fruit, and has some tolerance to cold. They like regular water when getting started, but will tolerate drought once the tree is established. Water deeply at least once a week the first year. The sap of fig trees can be irritating, wear gloves when pruning the trees or harvesting the fruit if you are sensitive to latex. Figs can easily be trained as espaliers and some varieties do well in containers. Panache can be somewhat productive in a container.