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‘Desert King’ Fig — Scion Cuttings and Pots

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Description

Our favorite fig in the PNW. This Fig ripens late July. The fruit is large to very large, green-yellow, sweet, figgy & succulent with green-yellow skin that ripens to a bronze color and flesh that will melt in your mouth when fully ripe.

The fruit of this late July season Fig is pear-shaped and up to 5cm. Tree is self-fertile, is moderately vigorous and is very drought tolerant (once established). It blooms in spring (flowers are on the inside of the fig). USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-10.

Figs are Sweet and succulent. A fully ripe specimen is an exquisite fruit that almost literally melts in the mouth. The deeply rooted plant searches for groundwater in aquifers, ravines, or cracks in rocks. With access to this water, the tree cools the hot environments in which it grows, thus producing fresh and pleasant habitat for many animals that shelter in its shade during periods of intense heat.

SKU: F6
Variety: Desert King
Common Name: Fig
Latin Name: Ficus carica
Family: Moraceae
Bloom (species): in spring (flowers are on the inside of the fig)
Tree (species): very drought tolerant (once established)
Pollination (species): self-fertile
Other Common Names: Common Fig, Edible Fig, Higo
Lifecycle: Perennial
Leaf Drop: Deciduous
Forest Layer: Understory Tree, Shrub
Food Type: Fruit Tree
Height: 15-25ft
Width: 15-25ft
Hardiness (species): 6-10
Sun: Full
Native Range: W. Asia – Turkey through to Pakistan; N. Africa – Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia.
Habitats: Amongst rocks, in woods and scrub on hot dry soils
Soil PH: 5-8
Soil Type: Sandy, Loamy, Clay, Heavy Clay
Water Needs: Average
Pollinated By: Wasps
Fruit: large to very large, green-yellow, sweet, figgy, succulent
green-yellow skin that ripens to a bronze color
flesh that will melt in your mouth when fully ripe
Season (Ripening): (late July)
Propagation: Cuttings of mature wood 10 – 12cm with a heel, winter in a frame. Fairly easy, but the cuttings must be kept frost free. It is probably best if the cuttings are put in individual pots. Layering.
Food Uses: Fruit – raw, dried, or cooked
Other Uses: The latex from the sap can be used to coagulate plant milks.
Sources: pfaf.org
wikipedia.org
davesgarden.com

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#1 Gallon Pot, 1 Scion Cutting, #1 Gallon Pots (2 Pack), #1 Gallon Pots (4 Pack)

1 review for ‘Desert King’ Fig — Scion Cuttings and Pots

  1. Victor Z. (verified owner)

    plants in good shape

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