One of the hardiest fig varieties (USDA zone 6), Desert King will
hold its breba crop through spring frosts and this tree's top growth
will tolerate lower winter temps without dying back.
The green figs will fool the birds in your yard but the squirrels will not be so easily deceived.
Requires 100 chill hours and is self-fruitful.
Osborne Prolific is a slow growing fig tree perfect for pot culture or growing in a small
space. Its big fuzzy leaves will add interest to a sunny porch or patio
and the purplish fruit is decorative as well.
Produces 2 crops per year of some of the best tasting figs you'll ever eat. The flavor is sweet and complex.
Trees grow to 6 feet in height and are hardy outdoors into zone
7a. Needs 100 chill hours and will produce without being cross
Texas Blue Giant figs are huge with a sweet, rich flavor.
This fig tree loves heat and will thrive in the steamy south or desert areas that don't get too cold.
Hardy in zones 7-11.
Celeste is a close-eyed variety which is good for rainy climates and the tree
I have the most personal experience with. The fruit is small but
intensely sweet and delicious.
You can make
with them but I must confess that I never have. I love them so much fresh that there are never enough left to dry.
Kadota figs are even more green than Desert King figs when ripe. They
need heat to ripen but are very sweet when they do. Good for fresh
eating, preserving or drying. A great all-purpose fruit on a vigorous
Fig Tree Care
Fig tree care is a happy process for any fruit grower. This is because taking care of fig trees is easier than caring for many other fruits. They can be easily grown in pots or in ground.