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A Taste of Honey!

Italian Honey Fig Tree

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 48222

2 crops each year!

Incredibly sweet figs taste great right off the tree, dried, or preserved.
Nothing compares to the rich, sweet flavor of fresh tree ripened figs! With this slow-growing, very heavy-bearing variety you get not one but TWO crops of yummy figs every year -- from a tree that reaches a generous but very manageable 15 feet high!

The delicious, honey fleshed fruit of this hybrid does not need hot summer weather to ripen, so plants produce two generous crops each year, even in the North! You don't need another Fig for pollination, either (though your yields will improve with other Figs nearby.) This fruit is excellent fresh, dried, or preserved! Zones 7-10.

Genus Ficus
Species carica
Variety 'Italian Honey'
Item Form Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 7 - 10
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 12 ft - 15 ft
PlantWidth 12 ft - 15 ft
Additional Characteristics Edible, Bird Lovers, Easy Care Plants
Foliage Color Dark Green, Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers, Border, Cuisine, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, Arizona
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 4 Reviews Write a Review
Love my Fig tree
Tami from SC wrote (February 22, 2013):
I have had my tree over 10 yrs and I now call it Frankenfig. It is huge. I have to cut it back every Feb. I had always heard you are supposed to plant it against a wall (which I did). As stated before, the spring crop isn't so much but I, too, have to harvest morning and evening with the 2nd one. The only drawback is the bees.
delicious and a no-brainer
Sharon and Bob from FL wrote (September 03, 2012):
we planted our fig tree this past April and are getting lots of delicious figs. The tree (really a bush at this point) is in a large container on our terrace, about 4 stories up.
Great fig tree
Southern farm girl from TN wrote (May 04, 2012):
I've had one of these for 4 years and it is doing great. The figs are extremely sweet and make great perserves. Plant is hardy and takes heat and cold well.
The best figs ever
Tami in the upstate from SC wrote (April 17, 2012):
I have owned my tree for a few years now. The spring crop isn't huge, but the second one is!! I have to harvest them twice a day. They are sweet as sugar, too. Plus, I have given away 6 "babies" and they are all thriving and producing. If you can't grow this one, you can't grow weeds, lol.

How many years before fruiting plants bear their first crop?

For fruiting plants such as blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, fig, honeyberry, cranberry, and grape, it takes 2 years to bear the first crop. That does not mean you may not get some fruit before then. Depending on the size and maturity of the plant shipped, you may get at least a few pieces of fruit or a small quantity produced the first year. But, by the second year, you should have your first real crop of fruit to enjoy and fruit production will increase every year thereafter.
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