Fig of the week # 18 Malta Black | AKA Father of the Celeste
Hardiness: Survives the Seattle Winter
Fruit Ripens: September
Fruit Color: Black with red interior
Taste: Sweet berry tone
Fruit Weight: 10 grams
Malta Black is another great fig for the Pacific Northwest. It's extremely resilient to cold. It dies back in zone 5 and will completely grow back. It's production isn't as good as the Takoma Violet and It's fruit can be considered on the small side but taste wise it's pretty good and jammy like strawberry jelly with a hint of wininess.