Hi, I'm new to this forum, and have recently (2008) started by growing a few fig trees (White Genoa(?) & Calimyrna(?)) from cuttings; I'm based in Malawi,on the lake. It is 480m above sea level, at 14 degrees South of the equator. We get about 1000mm rain, concentrated in 4 months, with about 50% falling in February (So VERY wet then!) Soil on my property is either pure (almost) sand, or clay, with little in between to choose from. Minimum - absolute - reached about 6-8 nights a year, is 15C, with average minimum around 22C; Maximum around 37C, with average max around 34C.
Question: What type of varieties would you think could do well? I'm thinking something with a breba crop that ripens fast (August is about our 'Spring" time, with temperatures peaking in October, before the rains start in November - so before Mid-Dec or 110 days from first flush; Otherwise, second crop that will develop after March?
Anyone else on the forum that have tried anything but Ficus sur & Ficus sycamorus in this environment?
I've attached two shots of the figs I have in their first season in the ground