- Red-brown fruited variety. 15cm tall, fresh plant (may be asymmetric as grown from cutting and tip may be cut back for branching), well rooted plant (propagated in February 2015), sent in a sturdy 9cm pot. This plant is ready to be planted into the ground now from late Spring 2017..
- no plant movement in transit: with our special packing method, developed by us
- with FREE growing kit including full growing instructions, bamboo stick and slow release plant food
- decorative leaves, cold tolerant varieties, will bear dark fruits
- best planted against a South-facing wall
Red-brown, very cold tolerant, large fruited variety from Central Europe, it can fruit 2-3 times per year (3 times if kept in conservatory conditions). Fruit size can reach 80-100g with dark red flesh. Partenocarpic, so no need of fig wasp for pollination. This is the well known fruit, cultivated since ancient times and grows wild in dry and sunny areas. It is mostly cultivated around the world for its fruits but it is also a great architectural plant with very ornamental leaves, plus the foliage turns yellowish in the Autumn. After their fall, the fruits often remain on the bare branches. We have different leave forms, deeply lobed to slightly lobed. Figs can be found in continental climates with hot summers as far north as Hungary and Moravia, and can be harvested up to four times per year. Thousands of cultivars, most named, have been developed as human migration brought the fig to many places outside its natural range. Two crops of figs are potentially produced each year, but in UK conditions, it is safer to use varieties with one crop as the first crop would often be damaged by Spring frosts. Most common figs have all female flowers that do not need pollination; the fruit develops through parthenocarpic means, but there are varieties which requires the fig wasp for pollinisation (this insect usually cannot live in UK climate, this is why parthenocarpic varieties have to be used here to have fruits). Our plants are strong, 1 years old ones, well established in 9cm pots.