Fig Tree in Tube. C14

15328

Fig tree or Ficus carica is a small to medium size tree of which its sweet fruits are vey much appreciate starting the end of the summer.

Specific References

Price
€10.80
VAT included
Qty

The fig tree or ficus carica is a fruit tree of the Moraceae family.

It originates from the Middle East (Syria, Iran, Greece, Anatolia). The cultivated fig tree, as it is known today, is the crossbred fruit of many different species. These species are found in Iran, Arabia, India and Ethiopia in the wild, which also explains why there are so many different cultivated fig trees. Some of these wild species are F. persica, F. virgata, F. serrata, F.palmata.

It is a fast growing deciduous tree with abundant edible fruits. Cultivated species (with only female flowers) sometimes bear fruit in autumn (figs), sometimes only in summer, sometimes in both seasons. Wild fig trees are also called male trees and have both male and female flowers. In summer they have smaller leaves and inedible fruit.

Ideally placed in a Mediterranean climate, outdoors all year round. In colder climates, make sure they are always protected from freezing temperatures.

Watering should be generous in summer, decreasing in winter. The best time to fertilise is in spring and autumn.

Repotting should be done every 2 years in spring and summer. As substrate use 100% Akadama or mixed with 20% volcanic clay.

The best time for pruning is before spring flowering. With the help of tongs, prune up to 2 leaves after 6 to 8 leaves have grown from the branch.

The flowers are on the inside of the fig. Most cultivated fig trees only have female flowers. In order to be fertilised, a male fig tree is needed, as it has both male and female flowers. A hymenopterous insect, the Blastophaga psenes, is also needed. The insect will travel carrying the pollen and impregnate the surrounding female flowers.

15328

Fig tree or Ficus carica is a small to medium size tree of which its sweet fruits are vey much appreciate starting the end of the summer.

Specific References

chat Comments (0)

Related Product

16 other products in the same category:

Customers who bought this product also bought:

Camellia Japonica C18
€16.90

Camellia japonica is a shrub with flowers similar to roses that blooms from late autumn to almost...

Best Products