Violette de Bordeaux


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Violette De Bordeaux Fig is an excellent mission-type fig for cooler areas. Small jet-black fruit with dark red flesh. Rich flavor, good fresh or dried . Violette De Bordeaux fig often produces a breba crop, very hardy. Good for container culture or small spaces due to its naturally small size.  Also referred to as Negronne Fig.

Growing Considerations for Violette de Bordeaux

USDA Zones: 6, 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.

Shipping Note:  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.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.