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Fig Trees

Figs

Fig Trees

Ficus carica

Easy-to-grow, generally disease-free fruit; fig trees can be kept six feet tall with pruning and containment of their roots. Fig trees can be grown without protection wherever temperatures do not drop below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Fig trees will die if bare roots are not kept moist. Figs are ready for harvest when a drop of nectar appears at the eye, and often the side splits slightly under the pressure of the juice. Many figs have a breba or early crop which is not as heavy as the main crop. All our fig trees are self-fertile and propagated on their own roots. Fig trees can grow in zones colder than noted with protection. Thin out excess growth as needed to control plant size and allow for good light penetration into the center of the fig tree. They can also be trained for espalier along fence or wall. Figs are 2-3 feet in height when shipped.

When to harvest figs: Figs are ready for harvest when a drop of nectar appears at the eye, and often the side splits slightly under the pressure of the juice.