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Ficus carica

Common Name(s): Fig
Family: Moraceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 120 to 300 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=79° (F)
Opt.Min=61° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 10° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Calcareous (sand to clay)
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
California growers prefer pH over 7 and very well drained and/or dry soil conditions. Require large water supply during growth. Susceptible to low temps early and late.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Rust, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora
Poison - mammals, Weed - possible seed contam., Medicinal - folklore, Food - fruit, Food - bev base
Tropical-rainy, temperate, subtropical, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Soviet Middle Asia, Western Asia, Southeastern/southwestern Europe, Indian Subcontinent
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