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Edible Fig Tree

Edible Fig Tree

Regular price $128.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $128.00 USD
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Plant Type: Citrus
Plant Height: 10-30 feet
Spread: 10-30 feet
Flower Color: green, purple, brown, or black
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Edible Fig Tree, scientifically known as Ficus carica, is a deciduous tree native to the Mediterranean and Western Asia. It's widely cultivated for its delicious fruit and ornamental qualities. Figs are one of the oldest cultivated crops and are revered for their unique flavor and texture.

In cultivation, Edible Fig Trees typically grow to about 10 to 30 feet in height and spread, but they can be kept smaller through pruning. The trees have a robust and branching growth habit, with large, lobed leaves that provide a lush, tropical appearance.

The fruit of the Edible Fig Tree varies in color and size depending on the variety. Common colors include green, purple, brown, and black. Figs are unique in that the fruit is actually an inverted flower, and the seeds are the true fruit. The flesh of figs is sweet and soft with a slightly chewy texture, and they can be eaten fresh, dried, or used in cooking.

Fig trees thrive in full sun and prefer well-draining soil. They are relatively drought-tolerant once established but produce the best fruit with consistent watering. Figs are self-pollinating, so a single tree can produce fruit without the need for cross-pollination.

In landscaping, Edible Fig Trees are valued not only for their fruit but also for their aesthetic appeal. They can be used as specimen trees, in orchards, or even in containers. The large, deeply lobed leaves make the fig tree an attractive addition to the garden even when not fruiting.

Overall, the Edible Fig Tree is a versatile and rewarding plant to grow, offering both delicious fruit and ornamental value. Its adaptability to various climates and soil types, along with its rich history and culinary uses, make it a popular choice among gardeners and fruit enthusiasts.

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