Violette de Bordeaux fig tree is an excellent mission-type fig for cooler summer locations. The Violette de Bordeaux figs are small jet-black fruit with dark red flesh. Rich flavor, good fresh or dried . Violette de Bordeaux fig trees often produce a breba crop. Good for container culture or small spaces due to its naturally small size. Our most cold hardy fig variety. Also referred to as Negronne Fig. Figs are 2-3 feet in height when shipped. Please see below for further information on our fig varieties for sale.
Considerations for Violette de Bordeaux Fig Tree
USDA Zones: 6,7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Uses:Fresh Eating, Canning / Preserves
Harvest Period:Very Late
Years to Bear:1 year
Recommended Spacing: 12-18 ft.
Mature Size: 12-20 ft.
Prune to control size and height
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*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.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
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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