Italian Genoa Fig Tree

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The Italian Genoa fig tree produces very popular, large green to yellow fruit. The flesh is sweet, juicy, and very creamy and delicious. Prune to any shape. 100 Chill Hours. Self-Fruitful.


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General Plant Information

Italian Genoa Fig Tree

Embrace the allure of the Italian Genoa Fig Tree, a cherished fruit tree celebrated for its exceptional figs and ornamental elegance.

Fruit Description:

The Italian Genoa Fig Tree produces large, bell-shaped figs with unique greenish-yellow skin when ripe. These figs boast a luscious, honey-like sweetness and a smooth, tender texture, making them a delectable treat for fresh consumption.

Italian Genoa Fig Tree Description:

The Italian Genoa Fig Tree is a deciduous tree with an attractive, spreading growth habit. It can reach a height of about 15 to 30 feet (4.5 to 9 meters) and is adorned with broad, lobed leaves that are a vibrant green color, adding to its ornamental value.


It’s best to enjoy figs from Italy fresh.  Allow their natural sweetness to tantalize your taste buds. Perfect to pair with cheese, add to salads, or serve as a delightful topping for desserts.

  1. Preserve and Dry: The abundant harvest allows for preserving and drying. Dried figs make a nutritious and delicious snack, perfect for enjoying year-round.
  2. Fig Jams and Preserves: The high sugar content of Italian Genoa figs makes them ideal for making flavorful and aromatic fig jams, preserves, and chutneys. Enjoy on toast, paired with cheeses, or use as condiments.
  3. Culinary Delights: Use figs to add a natural sweetness and unique flavor to salads, desserts, and baked goods.


Figs have been cultivated in the Mediterranean region for thousands of years. Ancient civilizations such as the Greeks and Romans greatly appreciated figs for their delicious taste, nutritional value, and medicinal properties. The Ficus carica ‘Italian Genoa’ is named after the city of Genoa in Italy, where it is believed to have been cultivated for centuries. Genoa is renowned for its long-standing association with figs, and the Italian Genoa Fig is an emblem of this rich heritage. Over time, it gained popularity beyond Italy’s borders, finding enthusiasts in various parts of the world. Gardeners and fruit enthusiasts admired the tree for its delectable figs and ornamental beauty.

Cultural Significance:

The fig has held cultural significance in Mediterranean cultures. Chiefly symbolizing abundance, fertility, and prosperity. Certainly, In ancient mythology and religious texts, figs often held symbolic meaning.

Modern Cultivation:

Today, this variety remains a cherished and cultivated variety in many regions with suitable climates. It continues to captivate gardeners and fruit enthusiasts with its exceptional taste and symbolic connections to Mediterranean traditions.

As a fruit tree steeped in historical significance and cultural heritage. Granted the available space, this variety is unquestionably a great choice to flourish in gardens and landscapes. Leaving a sweet and lasting impression on those who savor its delicious fruit and appreciate its ornamental beauty.

Buy an Italian Genoa Fig Tree:

Visit our store to pick up or select for delivery by truck. Otherwise, order online or by phone and schedule delivery or pick-up. Purchase a fig tree and liven your garden with the exquisite tree and indulge in the pleasure of growing your own succulent figs. Whether you are an avid gardener or a novice,  add this delightful fig tree to your collection today! Cherish and cultivate fig trees and continue the tradition.



Additional Information

Harvest Time : Fall
Plant Type: Deciduous
Zones: 7-9

Planting Information

Step One:

Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.

Step Two:

Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.

Step Three:

Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.

Plant Care Information

Limited Guarantee and Returns

Our plants are guaranteed to be true-to-name as labeled and in good condition when received. “Local pickup” means the customer will pick up at our nursery.  “Delivery” does NOT include planting, and customer must arrange to receive items once offloaded from our truck. Our driver may move items as a courtesy, but is not responsible for moving items further onto your property. Returns/Refunds are subject to a 10% restocking fee.


The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.

The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.

Pollination & Propagation

(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.