Sweet as Sugar Celeste Fig (Ficus carica ‘Celestial’) is one of the most widely planted fig trees in America and with good reason. This fig tree produces such sweet and delicious fruit that it often goes by its nickname – Sugar Fig. The fruit is as sweet as a spoonful of sugar and has a rich, buttery smooth flavor and texture. You can eat it fresh all day, but know that it dries beautifully, too. Not only is it delicious but it is beautiful to boot. The deep green fig leaves are easy on the eyes all summer and the fruit is violet colored on the outside with rose-colored flesh inside. This is a ‘closed-eye’ variety, which means the little eye on the bottom of the fruit stays tight resisting pests, splitting and souring. Hardy to zone 6, this is a great fruit tree for the Deep South. It needs some winter protection in colder zones. This self-pollinating tree ripens in July just in time for sweet summer picnics. It doesn’t need a lot of pruning. It is pest and disease resistant. It even does well in containers! This is one of the easiest fruit trees that you can grow. Give it full sun and plenty of summer water in well-drained soil and you will be harvesting these juicy fruits for years to come. Order yours from us today! * Super sweet fruit in July * Great for the south * Disease resistant.
Pick Delicious Figs From Your Own Tree! Some people say that figs are an acquired taste. Those people are usually ones who have never tried a Black Mission Fig (Ficus carica ‘Mission’). Once you taste a fresh Black Mission Fig from your own tree, you will wonder why you haven’t been growing these for years! These fruit trees grow well in zones 7 – 10 and are as beautiful as they are prolific. Gently cascading branches crown the small tree and that gets as wide as it does tall. (30ft x 30ft.) It takes pruning well, though, and be kept successfully scaled to your garden size. It even does great in pots! (This means that if you don’t live in a warmer zone, you can still grow it – just bring it inside to a sunny room during the winter.) Black Mission Fig tree care is easy. They generally give you two harvests a year – spring and fall – and don’t require a lot of fuss to keep them looking and performing their best. Whether you like dried Black Mission Figs or growing your own organic Black Mission Figs, you will enjoy all of the Black Mission Figs benefits. * Tons of fruit* Two harvests – fall and spring* Easy care* Does well in pots* Hardy and long-lived.