Italian Honey Fig Tree
2 crops each year!
Incredibly sweet figs taste great right off the tree, dried, or preserved.
|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 |
Love my Fig tree
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
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
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
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.