Chill hours: 100
Harvest: August 10 - November 5
Looks: Fruit are large, with brown skin and pink flesh.
Personality: Sweet, rich flavor often eaten fresh.
Facts of note: Dave Wilson's Taste Test Top Scorer. Widely adapted, cold hardy tree that grows from coast to inland areas. A relatively small tree easy to prune to any shape. It will fruit on new growth if winter killed. Also called Texas Everbearing and is the favorite fig variety of the South.
Sub-tropical, drought tolerant fruit tree. Figs are possibly the very first domesticated fruit. Their is evidence of fig cultivation as early as 4,000 B.C. The sweetest develop when the daytime temperature regularly exceeds 95°F. Figs thrive in most soil types, as long as well-drained and will fruit in a variety of climates. Mature trees are hardy to 15°F. Will re-grow from roots if winter-killed. Trees grow to 25' tall and 40' wide if not pruned. Figs need warm soil for their roots to start growing. Figs do not like to be planted as bare-roots and are difficult to establish, so we sell these No. 1 size trees (2’ to 3’) in pots to enhance their survival rate. Trees are 1 year old and should begin to fruit in same year you plant them.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in imid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.