FIG

Figs make a welcome addition to home container gardens and landscapes. They can be container grown and can be considered either a small tree or a multi-stemmed shrub, decided only by the way you choose to train it. 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. Feed and water well during the active growing season.

Chill Hours Required: 100 hours after leaves have senesced and fallen off.

VARIETIES

FICUS: BEERS BLACK
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Pre-order: 1 Gal - $45 || 2 Gal - $65 || 3 Gal - $85 || 6 Gal - $125
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: VioletHarvest: Aug - late SeptYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Medium sized with outstanding distinct sweet flavour, excellent either fresh or dried. A reddish pink interior and a violet skin. Rated to zone 7 and potentially to zone 6, so many homes can enjoy growing this cultivar outdoors year round.
FICUS: BLACK MISSION
BLACK MISSION
Pre-order: 1 Lt - $35 || 1 Gal - $45 || 2 Gal - $65 || 6 Gal - $125
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Blackish-PurpleHarvest: May-July, Oct-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: One of the most well known figs in cultivation (since 1768). It is known for its blackish-purple skin with a strawberry coloured centre. 'Black Mission' Fig has a wonderful flavour that is very distinct. These delicious high sugar figs are superb either fresh or dried. Also good for canning. Produces a heavy first crop (breba) in early summer and then its main crop in Fall.
FICUS: BROWN TURKEY
BROWN TURKEY
Pre-order: 1 Lt - $35 || 1 Gal - $45 || 2 Gal - $65
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: BronzeHarvest: May-June, Sept-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: A beautiful bronze-skinned fruit with reddish-amber pulp which is very sweet, but not too rich.
FICUS: CELESTE
CELESTE
Pre-order: 1 Lt - $35 || 1 Gal - $45 || 2 Gal - $65
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Brown to PurpleHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Small, brown to purple fig well adapted to the south east, appears to be fairly cold hardy. The fruit ripens well before most figs. 'Celeste' produces fruit good for eating fresh, processing, or preserves. They freeze well too. 'Celeste' will produce abundant fruit in years where winter injury is sustained. Aka 'Celestial' fig.
FICUS: CHICAGO HARDY
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Pre-order: 1 Lt - $35 || 1 Gal - $45
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 2m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Bronze-PurpleHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Early to produce, very vigorous plant. Excellent tasting fresh or dried.
FICUS: DESERT KING
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Pre-order: 2 Gal - $65 || 3 Gal - $85 || 6 Gal - $125
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Greenish YellowHarvest: June-July, Sept-OctYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: A large, sweet, high quality delicious, greenish yellow fig with rich, reddish purple flesh. This San Pedro type cultivar has a very good breba crop (first crop), the second crop is not as good in quality as the first. The pulp is sweet and delicious either fresh or dried. This particular cultivar should not be pruned severely. This highly vigorous tree originated in Madera, California around 1920. One of the best for container growing.
FICUS: FIGNOMENAL - PPAF.
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Pre-order: 1 Gal - $50
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: CompactDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 1m x 1mIdeal Min Temp: 10'C (50'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 0'C (32'F)
Fruit Colour: Deep BrownHarvest: Jan-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: Natural cycles of lower temps and shorter days.
Description: An extremely dwarf and low-mounding habit, which is perfect for urban gardening, indoors as well as outdoors. Lots of sweet, medium-sized figs are deep brown on the outside and pink-red on the inside. This phenomenal fig gives fruit throughout the year and requires little maintenance. It has low insect pressure. Fignomenal grows up to 28" high and wide.
FICUS: GE NERI
GE NERI
Pre-order: 1 Lt - $35 || 1 Gal - $45 || 2 Gal - $65
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: PurpleHarvest: Aug - late SeptYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Maybe the largest and sweetest Italian out there! Extremely large fruit, purple skinned. Easy to grow. Add this rare variety to your collection and bring delicious, sweet flavour to your kitchen! Does not tolerate excessively wet soil, but needs ample moisture during fruiting.
FICUS: ISCHIA
ISCHIA
Pre-order: 2 Gal - $65 || 3 Gal - $85 || 6 Gal - $125
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Green to Greenish YellowHarvest: July-SeptYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: An excellent, medium sized, sweet, green to greenish yellow, thin skinned fig with red flesh that resembles a strawberry when peeled. These are especially attractive when used in a fruit salad. It is recommended for areas with short summers. This cultivar offers much to the home gardener. It is small in ultimate size, so even small yards can contain one without difficulty. It bears from mid-season till late in the season to extend the harvest and the quality is excellent. The figs possess a fine, excellent flavour either fresh or dried. Originally from Spain, it is one of the best to grow in containers.
FICUS: KADOTA
KADOTA
Pre-order: 1 Lt - $35 || 1 Gal - $45 || 2 Gal - $65
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 2m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: AmberHarvest: July-SeptYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: 1887 Kadota fig's claim to fame is Newton's. Kadota produces an amber skinned tasty fruit. Kadota ripens in late summer to early fall. An ideal fig for drying, canning, and preserves.
FICUS: LATTARULA
LATTARULA
Pre-order: 1 Lt - $35 || 1 Gal - $45 || 2 Gal - $65 || 3 Gal - $85 || 6 Gal - $125
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Lemon GreenHarvest: June-July, Sept-OctYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: ITALIAN HONEY FIG. A very big, sweet, long bearing, lemon green fig with honey coloured flesh. It is excellent during dry harvest seasons but will have some spoilage during exceptionally wet or humid weather. It is very good dried or for eating fresh and when the fruit is "right", it is unsurpassed! Produces an abundance of fruit twice a year. A great selection for container culture too.
FICUS: LETIZIA
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Pre-order: None at this time
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 2m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Light BrownHarvest: June-July, Sept-OctYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: This family heirloom is a rare Italian fig. It makes a nice ornamental shrub since it's well branched with large leaves. The medium-size fruit has light brown skin and delicious, honey-coloured inner flesh. 'Letizia' can bear two crops of figs a year; early figs called the breba crop and a late summer to early fall crop. Some fig growers have compared 'Letizia' to 'Chicago Hardy'.
FICUS: LITTLE RUBY
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Pre-order: 1 Lt - $35 || 1 Gal - $45 || 2 Gal - $65
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: CompactDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 2m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Reddish BrownHarvest: June-July, Sept-OctYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Suitable for containers or even bonsai, 'Little Ruby' has a natural dwarf habit that happily produces in small containers or even as 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 fig is cold hardy and great for patio plantings.
FICUS: LSU GOLD
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Pre-order: None at this time
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 2m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: YellowHarvest: July-SeptYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: This fig produces a large crop of attractive yellow-skinned figs with sweet amber to light red flesh. The fruits are initially light green and turn yellow as they ripen from late July to early September. A single tree can produce 10 to 15 pounds of tasty figs.
FICUS: LSU PURPLE
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Pre-order: 1 Lt - $35 || 1 Gal - $45 || 2 Gal - $65
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Reddish to Dark PurpleHarvest: June-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Introduced in 1991. The figs are medium in size and weight. The skin on the fig is glossy, with a reddish to dark purple colour. The flesh of the fruit is a light strawberry colour with a nice pleasant mild flavour and high sugar content with ripe fruit. This fig tree can produce excellent quality fruit in containers the first year and the quality will continue to improve as the tree ages. Once year five and older, they produce three distinct crops: a light breba crop early spring, a heavy main crop in summer and a fall crop that can last into December. This fig tree is vigorous with an upright growing habit and has an above average resistance to leaf diseases. In Zone 8 it can get injured by the cold, however it will rebound well and produce a crop on current year's growth.
FICUS: MAGNOLIA
MAGNOLIA
Pre-order: 1 Lt - $35 || 1 Gal - $45 || 2 Gal - $65
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: BrownHarvest: Aug - late SeptYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Fig 'Magnolia' is a great performer in the Southeast. It has become very popular in Texas in the dooryard fruit market. This fig has brown skin with an amber coloured pulp. 'Magnolia' has an open eye which can cause the fruit to sour quickly, so it is important to pick it just before it is ripe. This is an ideal fig for canning. 'Magnolia' will produce figs on current and last years growth.
FICUS: OLYMPIAN
OLYMPIAN
Pre-order: 1 Lt - $35 || 1 Gal - $45 || 2 Gal - $65
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: PurpleHarvest: June-July, Sept-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Won the Retailers' Choice Award at the 2014 Far-West Show! 'Olympian' is an ultra cold hardy fig & absolutely delicious, think Peaches. This fig produces very sweet fruits with thin purple skin with a red to violet flesh. A unique heirloom variety, good size for container growing. If pruning is necessary, do after harvest.
FICUS: TEXAS EVERBEARING
TEXAS EVERBEARING
Pre-order: 1 Gal - $45
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Brownish YellowHarvest: June-July, Sept-OctYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Everything is bigger in Texas, so they say. This Fig follows that by producing a good, large, (sometimes 2" in diameter) sweet, brownish yellow, bell shaped fig with a long fruiting season. The flesh is strawberry coloured, nearly seedless and delicious. It bears at an early age and gives a good crop even in cool, short summers. The second crop matures early and is even heavier than the first. The tree is very hardy and even if frozen to the ground, it will usually bear on the new sprouts that same year. Stays shorter in containers, a great feature for patio edibles.
FICUS: VIOLET DE BORDEAUX
VIOLET DE BORDEAUX
Pre-order: 1 Lt - $35 || 1 Gal - $45 || 2 Gal - $65 || 6 Gal - $125
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 2m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Almost BlackHarvest: June-July, Sept-OctYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Discovered about 1680 in Versailles (thought to be originally from Spain) this hardy cultivar produces large, almost black fruit with very deep red pulp. The flavour is rich and delightfully sweet. Producing two crops per year; breba fruit are pyriform with thick, tapering necks, the main crop fruit are spherical often without necks. Excellent fresh or dried but probably needs heat to develop the best flavour. This dwarf and prolific cultivar is considered by some to be the very best tasting fig around.
FICUS: WHITE MARSEILLES
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Pre-order: 1 Gal - $45 || 2 Gal - $65 || 3 Gal - $85
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: LemonHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: A fairly hardy, large, lemon coloured, thin skinned fig with tender, white to light amber flesh. They are very sweet and have a high sugar content. An old, (pre 1769) reliable variety, this fig is excellent in all respects and a favourite of Thomas Jefferson. Produces a small breba crop. They will split if watered too much while ripe. This slow growing, dense tree is well adapted to containers.
FICUS: YELLOW LONG NECK
YELLOW LONG NECK
Pre-order: 2 Gal - $65
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Bright YellowHarvest: Aug - late SeptYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: N/AChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: A very delicious fig, superior to the Ischias and Celeste. Medium to large, short stalk and long neck. The skin is thin, tender and bright yellow in colour. Yellow Long Neck Figs are honey sweet in flavour. Best eaten right off the tree but if allowed to make it to the kitchen the fruit will make a stupendous jam or pie. Vigorous and productive it can be grown in a large container. Will produce in the same year that the wood has been killed to the ground by a hard winter.

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