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Desert King Fig Tree (Standard) (Potted) - FT104

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Planting a Potted Fruit Tree

Planting a Potted Fruit Tree

$19.99
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  • Up to 4 potted trees may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.
  • Qualifies for $11.99 per package flat rate shipping in the Continental US.
  • Not registered for sale in: HI, AK, PR
  • Sold out for the season. Available again in December 2014.
  • Will begin shipping: December 19, 2014

Standard

Zones: 7-10

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 purning. 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. 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.

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

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