Cold hardy and very productive of medium sized dark purple-brown figs with a rich, syrupy dark reddish pulp of outstanding flavor and sweetness. The fruits need to sit as long as possible on the tree for maximum sweetness. The flavor is memorable, rich, distinctive and outstanding. Just gets loaded with dark purple figs. Strong, vigorous grower, also shows promising cold hardiness in zone 6 with protection. An excellent new selection. This appears to be is a “Mt. Etna” type fig which is in a class all very similar to ‘Chicago Hardy’ in fruit, hardiness and habits. These originated in mountainous regions and are superior for cold winter climates. A great new selection for cold-hardy areas.
NATURALLY GROWN – no synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides, neo-nictinoids, or other pesticides or toxic ag chemicals used at our nursery
Sorry, we cannot ship POTTED FIGS (May-September) to: CA, TX, AZ, NM, NV, OR. We can ship DORMANT fig trees to these states bare-root when ordered in October-February (as available).
Size at maturity: 8-15′, depending on location, climate and care.
Pollination: This fig requires no pollination in order to set fruit.
Resistant to: Figs are known for remarkable disease and insect resistance. Ants can get interested in figs and heavy rains can make the current figs rot, so keep well-picked. Figs continue to put on new fruit constantly until frost.
Hardiness: USDA zones 7b-10. Winter protection in zone 6-7 recommended.
Plant size: CHOOSE SIZE. Bare-Root February-May. June shipped potted in special tree pots.
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