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Sicilian Hardy Fig Tree – CERTIFIED ORGANIC – NEW!!!

$34.99

Only 2 left in stock

Description

A very rare fig that is great for the South. Handles humidity and wet weather better than most. Makes delicious yellow figs. This variety is a compact vigorous tree that produces 2 crops in the South, the first being larger than the 2nd crop. The fruit turns from green to a bright lemon yellow a couple of weeks before completely ripe. It’s a round fig with a tight eye & ribs on the exterior. This fig is the size & shape of a golf ball. The flesh is amber, honey colored. The flavor is mild but very sweet like rock sugar candy. Sicilian Hardy is possibly comparable in cold hardiness to Chicago Hardy. Our mother tree came from the Gulf area of Mississippi, where it thrives.

Site requirements: Full sun location. Figs will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Protected locations, such as on the South, East or West side of a building is ideal.

Size at maturity: 8-15′, depending on location, climate and care.

Pollination: This fig requires no pollination in order to set fruit. Fruits are seedless.

Resistant to: Cold winter temps. Figs are known for remarkable disease and insect resistance. Ants can get interested in figs and heavy rains can make the current ripe figs rot, so keep well-picked. Figs continue to put on new fruit constantly until frost.

Hardiness: USDA zones 8-10. Winter protection in zone 6 and 7 strongly recommended.

Plant size: Approximately 12-18″ in Tree Pot – Bare-Root February-May. Summer shipped potted in special tree pots.

OUR NURSERY IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN 100% FIG BUD MITE FREE.