Cricket Hill Garden
Ficus, Adriatic type fig from Windsor Terrace
This beauty came to our collection about a decade ago during a winter fig cutting collection expedition to neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens. We collected cuttings from dormant trees, many of which appeared to be quite old and were probably planted by southern European immigrants decades ago. From the trees subsequently grown from this group of cuttings, this tree has proved to be a winner. It produces a nice first crop of breba figs, followed by early ripening (September in CT), 2" rounded, green skinned figs with strawberry red interior. The figs have a sweet "berry" flavor. Green skinned figs with strawberry red interiors and a berry flavor are classified as Adriatic type.
Size at maturity: Varies according to training technique, pruning and winter die-back.
Cultivation: Plant in rich, well-drained soil in an area that receives six hours of sun.
Zone hardiness: 7-10. In zones 6 and below winter protection is necessary.
Shipping Restrictions: Shipment prohibited to CA.
Plant size: Trees are about 18-24" with a dense root system, shipped in a 4" x 9" tree pot. This size tree will likely fruit in 1-2 years if given proper care.