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Fig Trees

fig white texas everbearing ALMA FIGFigs are one of the easiest, most problem-free fruits you can grow. They’re a great choice for organic gardeners as the few problems they do encounter can always be overcome without the use of harsh chemicals.

Figs come in a wide array of flavors, textures and ripening seasons. Some have thin skins with delicate, juicy centers reminiscent of maple syrup. These are perfect for eating fresh from the tree. Whilst others have a natural rich, sweet texture that lends itself well to drying or for making preserves.

When choosing a fig tree, pick at least one variety from the fall ripening group to help extend the season and to have some of the most interesting flavors. All figs are self-pollinating.

FIG EYES

Figs can’t see, but they do have eyes. At the bottom of the fruit is an opening known as the eye. Water or insects can pass through this opening and cause fruit rot. Varieties with a long neck or peduncle allow the fruit to droop, preventing moisture or pests from entering the eye. While we would love to sell only closed eye figs, there are so many great varieties out there that we give the “eye” information when available.

BIRDS
If birds are a problem in your area, select the light-skinned fig varieties. Birds have a built-in notion that ripe figs are supposed to be dark. They think the yellow-skinned fruits aren’t ripe yet and leave them alone.

Interesting Leaf, Unusual Form
Small by nature, the fig tree is ideal for use in the shrubbery border. Try mingling the broad, deeply-lobed leaves of the fig with willowy pomegranate and fine-textured Mistyblue Blueberry. Tie it all together with a lush ground cover of strawberries for a never-ending cycle of flowers, fruit and fall color.

The smooth, limber trunk of the young fig tree is perfect for training into espalier, or twisting into odd specimen trees. Lay the main trunk flat against the ground, and the new vertical shoots make an instant hedge! Small-space gardeners take note: The root restraint of container growing brings on extra bountiful crops from the fig.


USDA ALMA FIG

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Just the Facts ALMA FIG

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Fig Trees - Fig Varieties (Ficus carica) 

Buying and Growing  Tips…

Fig varieties come in  a varying range of ripening seasons. Some of the earliest to ripen are the Celeste group that start in July, there is also a range of varieties that ripen in the fall like Jelly, Beall and LSU Scott’s Black. Choose a couple or more varieties that ripen at different times of the seasons and you’ll be harvesting all summer long! All the varieties we offer are SELF FERTILE and do not need pollination. 

Just Fruits and Exotics
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Crawfordville, Florida 32327
PHONE: 1-850-926-5644
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