FICUS ‘LITTLE RUBY’

Suitable for containers or even bonsai, ‘Little Ruby’ has a natural dwarf habit that happily produces in small containers or even as a bonsai! With small, tasty, sweet, bite-sized, reddish brown fruit. It produces an early, strong breba crop on the previous year’s shoot growth. This new fig is cold hardy to zone 6 and great for patio plantings and as a winter houseplant.

Zone 6-10
Height –
2 – 3ft

Sunlight – Full, Partial Sun.
Growth rate – Moderate.
Drought Tolerance – Good with established plants.
Harvest time – dependent on variety.
Years to Bear Fruit – 1st Year! Hint: Never pick your figs green, and always let them ripen fully on the tree before picking for the sweetest and richest flavour.
Evergreen or Deciduous – Deciduous
Chill Hours – 100. Start hours after leaves have senesced and fallen off. Dormant, deciduous types do not require light while dormant, and they must be kept cool (under 10’c-50’f) to keep from sprouting (growing). An unlit, ventilated garage that does not ‘freeze’ is ideal.

Sizes Offered

1GAL – $20.00 SOLD OUT
2GAL – $31.00 SOLD OUT

Ficus Little Ruby

Figs make a welcome addition to home container gardens and landscapes. They can be container grown as a tree or pruned and grown as a bush. They fruit on the current year’s growth. This allows the plant to fruit even if it froze to the ground during winter months. These are all self-pollinating varieties. Fruit can be eaten out of hand, dried, baked, frozen, and used in preserves.

 

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