'Marseilles Black' Fig

'Marseilles Black' Fig

$ 35.00

Ficus carica

This early ripening French fig is an excellent choice for East Coast fig enthusiasts. Figs are medium in size, with dark black skin and strawberry red flesh. Luscious honey flavor. Produces a good early crop, called the "breba crop".

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.

Plant size: One year old trees are about 18" with a dense root system, shipped in 2 gal. container. This size tree will likely fruit in 1-2 years if given proper care.

Shipping Restrictions: Shipment prohibited to CA. No summer (potted plant) shipment to: WA, WY, UT, OR, ND, NM, NV, MT, LA, ID, FL, AZ. These states are permitted for fall bare root shipment. Order now for summer or fall 2016 shipping.

Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.