The Lemon a/k/a Blanche fig tree is known as a medium-to-large fig and is an old, reliable variety in the South. The skin is yellowish green, and the flesh is white to amber. It is very sweet with a lemon flavor. It is a slow-growing, dense, and hardy tree and is a fine quality for canning, drying and fresh eating which has earned it the name Italian Honey Fig. Well adapted in the South. An old, reliable variety usually called Lemon in the South. A medium to large greenish yellow fig with white pulp and many seeds. Top-shaped (turbinate) without a neck. Sweet and delicate flavor with a nutty texture from the soft seeds. Well adapted in the South. Grows to 15' tall.
Figs grow nicely and will bear fruit when grown in containers where they can be artfully pruned to create a living sculpture to decorate decks or patios. This is convenient for two reasons: cold climate growers can move their figs indoors in the winter and the plants can be removed from the patio when the fruit begins to (over)ripen.