Osborne Prolific fig is a yellow, striped purplish-brown skin on ribs, opalescent flesh. Medium size fruit and tree. Osborne Prolific fig has a low heat requirement, a long-time favorite in cool coastal areas. Will even fruit in partially shady areas! Modest breba crop, good main crop. Also referenced as Neverella Fig.
Growing Considerations for Osborne Prolific Fig
USDA Zones: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Harvest Period: Very Late
Low Chill: Yes
Uses: Fresh Eating, Canning / Preserves
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Years to Bear: 1 year
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 8-12 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits