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Alma Fig

Ficus carica 'Alma'  

Alma, bred by the Texas ARS, produces a large crop medium to large pear shaped to rounded green fruit that ripens to yellow or bronze. The amber to pink flesh of Alma is considered to be excellent with a rich and very sweet flavor. The small eye is filled with honeydew and is highly resistant to spoiling making this a good choice for the South and Southeastern US. Alma bears fruit at a young age. Excellent fresh, dried, or preserved. The highly productive trees are smaller than average with a compact habit and with good vigor. Late season ripening. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item # 9498. 

Said to be ''The original Steel Magnolia"  !!

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
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This may be the heirloom fig Amato, sometimes incorrectly Amata, that was imported by Amato Tassa from Italy during his immigration from Italy. An article was written about his Mr. Tassa's 25' high fig tree in Washington, D.C. in the October 8, 1910 issue of the Washington Times as fresh ripened figs seem to be almost unknown from that area at that time. In Dr. Ira Condit's Figs: a Monograph he lists this variety as Royal with the synonyms: Obispo, Trojano di Napoli, Tassa Brown, and Geraci Black and suggests that it was imported several times and was given a variety of names. Dr. Condit states that it produces both a fair breba crop and a decent primary crop of medium to large, black, violet, to green, turbinate, or flattened and with little or no neck, with a modereately rich, sweet flavor and an amber to strawberry flesh. It has a medium to large eye and so may be best suited to drier climates. Amato's cold hardiness, as proven by its ability to apparently thrive and produce in the Washington, D.C. area, should make this a good fig to try in more northerly latitudes. These were kindly shared with us by Christine Jones. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 11450

Grows To: 10-20'H x 10-20'W
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The sweet dark figs of Mission are the number one favorite for drying. Mission is one of the most widely grown figs in California producing heavy crops of medium to large dark purplish-black pear-shaped fruit with a rich, sweet strawberry red pulp. Good fresh or preserved. Black Mission is self-pollinating and may produce a light breba crop. A good choice for the South as well. The small eye makes it resistant to spoiling. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item # 832.

 

Grows To: 12'H x 12'W
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Brown Turkey is the ultimate Southern fig producing large crops of medium to large, brown to maroon, turbinate figs over a long season that begins in June. The flesh is strawberry red and is sweet with good flavor. The Texas Everbearing fig is also known as Brown Turkey fig.  This is probably the most reliable and commonly grown fig in Southern regions but it is the standard bearer for hardiness tolerating the climate of zone 5. It is known to fruit if frozen to the ground as well. Resistant to spoiling and splitting and good fresh, dried, or preserved. Self pollinating and with a small but open eye. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 920.

 

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
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Celeste is the standard by which all other figs are judged on sweetness and flavor. If you've ever eaten one you know why it is also called the Honey or Sugar fig. It produces small to medium sized pear shaped violet to light violet fruit with red pulp and white to amber flesh. Very reliable for the South and Southeastern US and excellent cold tolerance. Small productive and hardy trees for the home orchard. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 355

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
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Chicago Hardy Fig, Hardy Chicago

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'  

Chicago Hardy produces large crops of medium to small nearly black to brown or violet, pear shaped to turbinate figs with amber to strawberry flesh with a rich sweet flavor. Very similar to Brown Turkey. The eye is small minimizing spoilage. Hardy Chicago was found growing in the Chicago, Illinois area although it may have originated in Sicily, Italy. It has exceptional cold hardiness and is known to fruit in the same season even if frozen to the ground. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 9546.

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
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Conadria Fig

Ficus carica 'Conadria'  

Conadria produces large green, thin-skinned figs that ripen to light greenish yellow and droop when ripe. The flesh is white and the pulp can range from red to amber with a rich, sweet, and distinctive flavor. The large figs are good for fresh eating, drying, and preserves. The trees grow to average size and are considered to be long lived and are highly productive.  Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. NEW  ITEM # 11219.  

Grows To: 10'H x 12'W
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Dr. Monticello's Fig

Ficus carica 'Dr. Monticello' fig  

This is a large to very large purple fig with good flavor. An heirloom fig that was brought to the US from Italy via Dr. Sam Monticello's grandmother. The soon to be Mrs. Decarlo was a 16 years old bride and on her way to meet her new husband. She wrapped the cuttings in newspaper to get them here as she traveled to the new world aboard ship. Dr. Monticello, a Lake Charles Master Gardener and retired physician, says that they have been grown in this area from the time his grandmother arrived here as well as in Kansas where part of their family migrated to. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing.

We have tasted them off our young trees, and this is the only one, so far, that we think is tastier than Celeste!  Seems to have a richer flavor! Item# 11226.
Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
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Fignomenal Fig

Ficus carica 'PT-DF-14'  PP32537

A branch sport of Chicago Hardy with very short internodes producing a very compact, well-branched plant that is a good producer and is ideal for container culture. Expect Fignomenal to produce large crops of medium to small nearly black to brown or violet, pear shaped to turbinate figs with amber to strawberry flesh with a rich sweet flavor. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a well-drained, average moist, fertile soil for optimum vigor and fruit production. Protect young trees for the first few years especially in zones 8A and colder while they become established. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 13249

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
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Florea Fig

Ficus carica 'Florea'  

Florea is an early ripening type said to be  a cold hardy fig,  a great choice for colder climates with short seasons. It is a brown to purple fig with an amber interior. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 12691

Grows To: 8-12'H x 8-12'W
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4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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GE Neri Fig

Ficus carica 'GE Neri'  

The GE Neri Fig produces exceptionally large purple skinned figs with sweet reddish flesh. Some resources tout this as the world's largest fig. GE Neri is an Italian fig and is still relatively new to the US. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 11508

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
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Grise Olivette Fig

Ficus carica 'Grise Olivette'  

The medium-sized purple, red, brown to near black figs have a thin skin with a  juicy, mildly fruity flavored, sweet flesh that ranges from deep amber or orange to a near strawberry heart typically ripening in September. Grise Olivette Fig is a French fig whose name translates to "gray olive". Expect it to be a smaller plant as this variety tends to have lower vigor which may lend it to use as a containerized plant. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing Item#13016

Grows To: 6-8'H x 6-8'W
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Ischia Fig

Ficus carica 'Ischia'  

Ischia Fig is a heavy producer of small to fairly large fruit that ripens to greenish yellow and has a rich flavor. It is well suited to container culture.  For the best growth and largest crops, provide your figs with a well-drained, moderately fertile soil in a full to mostly sunny position. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Images courtesy of Agristarts, Inc. All rights reserved. Item# 11267

Grows To: 4-10'H x 6-10'W
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With honey sweet amber flesh and a lightly tart yellow green outer skin the Blanche Fig (its original name according to Dr. Ira Condit) has long been a favorite for fresh eating or drying. A vigorous fig that produces even in areas with short growing seasons it is known to produce two good crops where summers are longer. In the Southern US it is known as the Lemon Fig and is popular in the Northwest and California for home orchards where it is known as White Marseille or Lattarula. A compact tree which can be adapted for container production. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Images courtesy of Agristarts, Inc. Item# 11023

Grows To: 8-10' x 8-10'
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Kadota produces heavy crops of medium sized flattened green figs that ripen to a yellow green color. The fruit has white flesh and an amber pulp with small seeds and excellent to fair flavor. Good for fresh eating and drying and LSU says it is an excellent choice for preserves. The open eye is filled with honeydew which prevents souring. Kadota ripens in mid season and is considered to be the most widely grown commercial cultivar in California. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 9501

Grows To: 8-10' x 8-10'
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Letizia Fig

Ficus carica 'Letizia'  

An impressively cold hardy fig producing medium-sized amber, brown to near burgundy colored fruit with rich sweet amber flesh. Letizia Fig is sometimes compared to Chicago Hardy with which it shares exceptional hardiness into zone 6 but the fruit may be slightly smaller. It is also known to produce a breba or early crop along with the typical main fruit crop. This is an heirloom Italian fig that was brought from the Marche region of Italy in the early 1900's by the family of Steve and Peg Castorani and was named in honor of Steve's mother Letizia. Steve's family has grown and fruited this plant in Hockessin, Delaware since about 1965 and Steve brought cuttings to their North Creek Nursery near Landenberg, Pennsylvania where it apparently has done well in a semi-protected 'hot garden'. Burpee suggested that they name it and propagate and it quickly sold out. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a well-drained, average moist, fertile soil for optimum vigor and fruit production. Protect young trees for the first few years especially in zones 8A and colder while they become established. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 12727

Grows To: 8-10'H x 8-10'W
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Little Ruby Dwarf Fig

Ficus carica 'Little Ruby'  

A dwarf and hardy fig that is an excellent choice for patio culture as far north as zone 6. Little Ruby produces a breba crop of medium sized sweet red figs with strawberry colored flesh. Developed by the same retired biologist who gave us the hardy and huge Olympian Fig, Denny McGaughy, he chose this seedling for its hardiness, compact habit, as well as reliability. Little Ruby is so compact in fact that it is sometimes selected as a bonsai specimen. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 11025

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
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LSU Gold Fig

Ficus carica 'LSU Gold'  

Developed at LSU by Dr. Ed O'Rourke and company for fig production in the hot humid South, LSU Gold produces large flattened green figs that ripen to greenish yellow, yellow, or yellow blushed with red. Tater flesh is pink to amber and is very sweet with excellent flavor. The open eye of LSU Gold is typically filled with honeydew making it fairly resistant to souring and it is also split resistant. Produces a good breba crop and is very productive and vigorous. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. One of John's top 3 favorites.Item# 831. 

Grows To: 10'H X 10'W
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LSU Tiger Fig

Ficus carica 'LSU Tiger'  

LSU Tiger produces a large crop of large brown figs, with darker brown stripes, with good quality yellow to gold flesh and a partially closed eye. A recent LSU release from Dr. O'Rourke's breeding program at LSU. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 3095.

Grows To: 10'H X 10'W
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Magnolia Fig, Brunswick Fig

Ficus carica 'Brunswick'  

Magnolia or Brunswick produces a good crop of medium to large bronze to purple figs with good quality pink to amber flesh with tiny seeds and open eye. The fruit ripens over a long season. Magnolia is considered a good choice for the drier portions of the South and Southwestern US. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 1113.

Grows To: 10'H x 12'W
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Mega Celeste Fig

Ficus carica 'Mega Celeste'  

Imagine Celeste on steroids as Mega Celeste produces medium to large figs with a flavor nearly as rich and sweet as its namesake. The large pear shaped to turbinate figs have a dark violet skin with white flesh and a dark purplish-red pulp. The eye is small but open and the figs are resistant to spoiling and splitting. Mega Celeste is known to produce a breba crop. This is a likely, but as of yet unconfirmed, unofficial LSU release from Dr. O'Rourke's breeding program. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 9918.

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
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Olympian Fig

Ficus carica 'Olympian'  

Introduced in 2014, the Olympian Fig produces truly huge purple skinned fruit with a very sweet red to purple flesh. Its cold hardy breba crop can ripen as early as May and is known to withstand temperatures into the teens. The plant itself is hardy down to zero degrees once well established. The Olympian Fig was discovered in Olympia, Washington and is a choice variety for cool climates as well as warmer regions. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 10831

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
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O'Rourke Fig

Ficus carica 'O'Rourke'  

The O'Rourke fig, a recent LSU release, produces a good crop of medium-sized brown to bronze turbinate figs with a partially closed eye and sweet and rich, amber to strawberry red flesh. O'Rourke was selected as one of the elite figs from Dr. Ed O'Rourke's breeding program for production, growth habit, hardiness, and disease resistance. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 9702.

 

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
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Scott's Black Fig

Ficus carica 'Scott's Black'  

LSU SCOTTS BLACK FIG...Some comments from some fig lovers: The LSU Black that was circulated by LSU is the same one from Petals from the Past and was later ID'd as LSU Scotts Black (red interior and distinct leaves). Scott's Black has the tightest eye of the three and a flavor profile closer to VDB. It is not much of a splitter unless it rains days on end. We are anxious to try it at our nursery here in Louisiana. Let us hear your experiences! When fully ripe, it is said to have unbeatable taste. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item# 11070

 

Grows To: 10'H X 10'W
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Alma Fig

Ficus carica 'Alma'  

Alma, bred by the Texas ARS, produces a large crop medium to large pear shaped to rounded green fruit that ripens to yellow or bronze. The amber to pink flesh of Alma is considered to be excellent with a rich and very sweet flavor. The small eye is filled with honeydew and is highly resistant to spoiling making this a good choice for the South and Southeastern US. Alma bears fruit at a young age. Excellent fresh, dried, or preserved. The highly productive trees are smaller than average with a compact habit and with good vigor. Late season ripening. Caterpillar host: Ruddy Daggerwing. Item # 9498. 

Said to be ''The original Steel Magnolia"  !!

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
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