Ficus carica is a type of fig that is called Common Fig and Black Genoa; it is a fast growing plant which is self-fertile and deciduous. Its fruits are purple skinned and with red flesh. It tends to grow 3-5m high and 4-5m wide.
This plant requires full sun and in colder areas may require frost protection but once established gain resistance to all but the harshest weather conditions. Clay soils are acceptable to this plant as long as they are well drained. Minimal level of care can be given to this plant thanks to its hardiness.