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Desert King Fig Tree
(Standard)
(Potted)

Good Choice for Cool Coastal Climates

Item Number: FT104

$24.99

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$24.99

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Sold out for the season. Available again in December 2016.

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Description

Standard

  • Zones: 5-9
  • Chill hours: 100
  • Harvest: August 10 to November 5
  • Looks: Light green skin, strawberry colored pulp.
  • Personality: Rich flavor, excellent fresh-eating quality.
  • Facts of note: Large breba (spring) crop, although if it is heavily pruned in the winter the breba crop could be smaller or none. This variety prefers only light occasional pruning. Light later crop in hot climates, heavier in coastal climates. Well adapted to the Northwest and cooler portions of the South.
  • Pollination: Self-pollinated.

Sub-tropical, drought tolerant fruit tree. Figs are possibly the very first domesticated fruit. There 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.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Features

  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 0-150 hours Fruit is Good For Fresh Eating
Shipped As Potted, Dormant Tree Size Standard
Time to Fruit Production 1 Year Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall, Late Fall
Planting Time Winter USDA Zone 5 - 9
Chill Hours Needed 0-150 hours
Fruit is Good For Fresh Eating
Shipped As Potted, Dormant
Tree Size Standard
Time to Fruit Production 1 Year
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall, Late Fall
Planting Time Winter
USDA Zone 5 - 9

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Shipping Information

Ship up to 6 Potted Trees for Only $13.99!* *Shipping offer only available to the lower 48 states. Offer applies only to the following potted varieties: Almond, Fig, Pomegranate, Olive, Avocado trees, Kiwi Vines and Goji. Ships via FedEx Home/Ground. Cannot ship to P.O. boxes. Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Up to 6 potted trees may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.

Shipping Weight: 5.50 lbs. Dimensions: 48.25"L x 4.25"W x 4.25"H

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