Cricket Hill Garden
Ficus, Mr. DiNunzio's white fig
This excellent white fig came to us from the late Filomeno DiNunzio of Watertown, CT. For decades, Mr. DiNunzio ran a small but very well regarded nursery where he sold this fig as well as other greenhouse plants and vegetable starts. Mr. DiNunzio told how this fig traveled with him from Italy to Argentina, where he moved in the 1950s and then came with him to Connecticut when he immigrated to the United States in the 1960s. We have grown many fig cultivars and this one is outstanding. The fruit is large and resists splitting. The fruit is sweet with a pleasing honey taste. Overall highly recommended.
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 1 quart pot. This size tree will likely fruit in 1-2 years if given proper care.