Ficus Carica Panache or Striped Tiger Fig Tree Also known as the Common Fig, Ficus Carica is a deciduousfruiting tree prized for its exceptionally sweet and juicy summer fruits. The variety Ficus Carica Panache or Striped Tiger Fig is one of the more ancient varieties and it can be traced back as far as the 1600s. As the name suggests, the distinctive feature of this common fig variety is its yellow and green striped fruits with vibrant red flesh which taste hints at strawberries. The fruits ripen late in the summer, August through September. Striped Tiger Fig is a self-fertile cultivar so you will not have to plant another fig tree nearby for an abundant fruit crop.
Height and Spread of Ficus Carica Panache Striped Tiger Fig can be grown as a large shrub or a compact tree for small gardens: its ultimate height in a period of 10 to 15 years is 2 to 6 metres in height and a spread of up to 4 metres.
How Hardy is Ficus Carica Panache Figs originate from Western Asia and the Mediterranean and prefer milder climates. For instance, to produce a good crop of fruit, Ficus Carica Panache will need a long, warm summer to precede the fruiting and should ideally be sheltered and protected in the winter. Striped Tiger Fig is hardy in the United Kingdom, but it is recommended to grow it in a south or west-facing location in a sheltered position. In the northern areas of the country where winters are colder, growing fig in a glasshouse is the optimal solution.
How To Use Ficus Carica Panache Highly decorative and fruit-bearing, Striped Tiger Fig would be a welcome addition to any landscape. It can be grown as a large shrub or small tree, depending on your preferences, with beautiful deeply lobed foliage to offer interest for the better part of the year. The yellow and green striped fruits are eye-catching and add to its exotic appeal. Of course, the sweet and juicy fruits are reason enough to grow this variety: they can be consumed fresh from the tree or transformed into jellies, jams, and other preserves.
How To Care For Ficus Carica Panache For best results, grow Striped Tiger Fig in a sunny, sheltered location, preferably west or south facing. The soil should be kept moist but well-drained, as figs don’t like waterlogged soils but are exceptionally sensitive to drought, especially if they are grown in pots. The soil should be neutral to alkaline.