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18 Fantastic Fig Tree Varieties to Grow at Home

Last Updated on August 18, 2023

Welcome to the wonderful wide world of figs! Fig trees are beautiful and easy to grow at home, and will provide you with bountiful delicious fruit. There are a number of well-known types of figs, along with dozens (if not hundreds) of unique fig tree varieties for you to try. Big trees, little trees, those that thrive in high heat, others that bear best in cooler climates, and some that are exceptionally cold-hardy. Not sure where to start? Read along as we explore 18 fantastic varieties of figs to grow. 

This article will cover the preferred climate, hardiness, growth habits, fruit characteristics, and other unique facts about 18 different types of fig trees. Then you can choose what tickles your fig fancy most! 

Growing Fig Trees

This article is intended to be a follow-up to our “How to Grow Figs” guide. Please check that out here for in-depth information on planting, pruning, fertilizing, overwintering, pests, recipes and more. 

In summary, fig trees are considered subtropical or Mediterranean plants. They generally grow best in areas with long, warm, dry summers and mild winters (zones 7 through 10). However, certain hardy varieties can survive in zones 5 and 6, especially if additional protection is provided over winter. Furthermore, some fig tree varieties are adapted to more humidity or rain. 

Fig trees like ample sunshine, well-draining soil amended with compost or other organic matter, moderate to low water once established, and have modest fertilizer requirements. They can be pruned to maintain a petite size, and also take well to growing in large containers. Fig trees attract very few pests or diseases, making them an all-around low maintenance addition to your garden.

Fig Tree Varieties: At a Glance

Before we go into detail about each type of fig below, here is a quick list of fig varieties grouped by similar ideal growing conditions (though note that many of these can be grown in a wide range of climates too):

  • Best fig tree varieties for cooler coastal climates or the Pacific Northwest: Desert King, Corky’s Honey Delight, White Genoa, Excel, Osborne Prolific, Olympian

  • Best figs for hot dry climates: Penache Tiger Stripe, Black Mission, Violette de Bordeaux, Brown Turkey, Peter’s Honey, Ronde de Bordeaux, Yellow Long Neck

  • Figs that grow well in the South or humid climates: LSU Gold, LSU Purple, Celeste, Kadota, Peter’s Honey, Violette de Bordeaux

  • Most cold-hardy fig varieties: Chicago Hardy, followed by Celeste, Olympian, Brown Turkey, Peter’s Honey and Desert King

Various fig varieties are displayed amongst a white background. They vary in color from purple to bronze to different shades of green. A few of the figs have been cut open lengthwise revealing flesh that is varied in color from dark purple, light strawberry color, and golden honey.

Fig Tree Size & Containers

In the fig descriptions below, you’ll see growth habits and average mature tree size for each variety listed. Note that is the size the tree will reach if left unpruned and in the ground. Since figs take kindly to pruning, every variety can easily be maintained smaller than the sizes listed! Visit our fig grow guide for more information about pruning. Growing figs in containers will slightly constrict their growth and therefore naturally lend to a more petite tree as well. When growing figs in containers, we recommend choosing dwarf and semi-dwarf fig tree varieties when possible.

Figs & Cold Hardiness

Also listed below are the USDA hardiness zones and minimum temperatures that each type of fig can withstand. The zone range provided applies to trees planted in the ground. Unlike those planted in the ground, container tree roots are less insulated, leaving them more vulnerable and less hardy. Therefore, potted fig trees must be brought inside and/or protected during freezing conditions. 

Additionally, you can push the limits and grow a particular variety of fig in lower zones than those listed by keeping it in a container and protecting it over winter. Bring potted fig trees indoors or to another sheltered location such as a shed, garage, basement, or other place it will be protected from freezing. 

Furthermore, keep in mind that established fig trees are more cold-hardy than saplings. Offer young trees additional winter protection with deep mulch, frost blankets, and/or the shelter of a nearby wall or fence. 

Last but not least, rootstock is more resilient to the cold. In extreme freezing events, a fig tree may lose limbs or appear to die above ground, but the roots should survive and produce new growth come spring. Keeping this in mind, cold-climate gardeners may want to choose fig tree varieties that bear a good main crop, since extreme cold may kill last year’s wood growth and the associated breba crop.

A fig tree branch has four figs growing on it, each fruit has a pile of icy snow sitting atop it. Choose fig varieties that are most cold hardy for those in zones 5 and 6.
Chicago Hardy figs from Fast Growing Trees

Breba Crop versus Main Crop

Fig trees often produce several crops per year. Some varieties are renowned for their main crop, while others produce an especially impressive breba crop. Some do a little of both! Breba figs are the fruit that grow on the previous year’s wood and ripen early in the season, generally in spring to early summer. The main crop develops on the new branches grown the same year, and ripen in late summer to fall. 

Where to buy fig trees?

We like to buy fig trees from our local nurseries. In addition to supporting local small businesses, they usually stock fig varieties that grow well in our area! They’ll often special-order certain varieties we’re interested in when they’re not in stock too. Yet when we’re on the hunt for a particular cultivar that is hard to come by, we don’t shy away from online retailers as well. Fast Growing Trees, Four Winds Nursery, Monrovia, Nature Hills Nursery, Peaceful Valley, and Stark Brothers are a few reputable places to buy fig trees online. 

Now without further ado (and in no particular order), let’s dig deeper into our featured figs!


1) Black Mission

Zones: 7-10 

Cold-Hardy to: Down to 10 to 15°F for short periods of time. 

Growth Habits: Moderate and spreading growth, 15 to 30 feet tall and wide.

Fruit Characteristics: Black Mission figs bear medium to large purplish black fruit with strawberry jam colored flesh and sweet berry-like flavor. 

Breba or Main Crop: Light breba crop with heavy main crop 

Other Unique Facts: Black Mission is the most popular fig tree variety grown in California, as it produces best in hot and dry climates.

Buy Black Mission fig trees online from Fast Growing Trees or Nature Hills Nursery

A slate grey plate is full of dark purple to black skinned figs with bright strawberry flesh inside. One of the figs is cut open in half to reveal the stunningly beautiful flesh.
Black Mission Figs from Fast Growing Trees

2) Brown Turkey

Zones: 7-10

Cold-Hardy to: Brown Turkey fig trees will need protection (e.g. frost blankets) when temperatures reach 10°F, and is slightly more cold-hardy than Black Mission.

Growth Habits: Moderate growth rate, reaching 10 to 20 feet tall and wide

Fruit Characteristics: Brown Turkey figs are medium in size, and have brownish rusted purple skin with light pink-amber flesh inside. Their flavor is described as quintessentially “figgy” with mild sweetness reminiscent of melon and honey, but less complex or intense than many other fig varieties. 

Breba or Main Crop: Brown Turkey fig trees boast two crops per year, with a large breba crop in late spring and a main crop in early fall.

Other Unique Facts: The main crop is reported to be much more sweet and flavorful than the breba crop. The figs are prone to splitting at the bottom when they’re ripe and ready to harvest, revealing some of the flesh. 

Buy Brown Turkey fig trees online from Fast Growing Trees or Nature Hills Nursery

A metal bowl is full of bronze to brown colored figs that are medium in size. For those with long and warm growing seasons, choose fig varieties that have two crops per year so you can enjoy figs for months on end.
Brown Turkey figs from Fast Growing Trees

3) Celeste

Zones: 6-10

Cold-Hardy to: Withstands temperatures down to 10°F when planted outside. Celeste fig trees are considered one of the more cold-hardy fig varieties.

Growth Habits: Dwarf fig variety. Trees will grow 5 to 10 feet tall and wide when mature.  

Fruit Characteristics: Small to medium sized fruit. Bronzed purple skin color with reddish pink flesh. Also known as the “Sugar Fig”, Celeste figs have a light refreshing berry flavor, chewy texture, and crunchy seeds – great for fresh eating or preserving.

Breba or Main Crop: Very light breba crop with most fruit production coming during the main crop

Other Unique Facts: Celeste figs usually ripen earlier in the season than many other fig varieties, and can bear fruit in the first year of growth. They’re also known for being especially prolific, packing on a lot of fruit on compact trees. Between their exceptionally large leaves and “closed eye” feature (on the bottom end of the fig), Celeste fig trees have increased resistance to pests, disease, humidity, and splitting when ripe. 

Buy Celeste fig trees online from Fast Growing Trees or Nature Hills Nursery

Purple bottomed figs with more bronze towards their neck and in focus. One of the figs has been cut in half lengthwise, revealing an incredibly rich and vibrant dark amber pulp within.
Celeste Figs, available from Fast Growing Trees

4) Penache Tiger Stripe

Zones: 8-10

Cold-Hardy to: The Panache Tiger fig is best-suited for climates with hot summers, warmer winters, and is not as cold-hardy as other fig varieties (down to about 15°F for short periods of time). Does very well in the southwest. 

Growth Habits: A semi-dwarf fig tree variety that reaches 12-15 feet at maturity.

Fruit Characteristics: Panache Tiger Stripe figs are incredibly striking and unique, with green and pale yellow striped skin and dark red flesh. Once ripe, they boast a ripe strawberry and raspberry flavor with jam-like consistency. Top-notch for fresh eating, dried figs, or preserves.

Breba or Main Crop: Late-ripening main crop. 

Other Unique Facts: Panache Tiger Stripe figs require a long, warm growing season. During that time, they develop a high sugar content that makes them so delicious!

Buy Penache Tiger Stripe fig trees online here

Many green and yellow striped figs sit atop fig branches that are mostly devoid of leaves. They resemble mini hot air balloons, shooting upwards towards the sky. Some fig varieties are incredibly vibrant in color but the Tiger Stripe are the most striking.
Tiger Stripe Figs from One Green World

5) Desert King aka King

Zones: 6-10

Cold-Hardy to: down to 5°F once established

Growth Habits: Fast-growing compared to other fig tree varieties, and can grow to 15 to 25 tall and wide.

Fruit Characteristics: A green-skinned or “white” fig that stays green as it ripens. Because of this, we find the birds are less attracted to pecking at the ripe fruit. Bears very large fruit with green to pale yellow skin and exceedingly sweet, juicy berry-flavored reddish pink flesh.

Breba or Main Crop: Desert King is known for its exceptional breba crop, with a possible small main crop in warm regions.

Other Unique Facts: Despite it’s dry heat-invoking name, Desert King figs thrive in cool climates – making it a favorite fig variety in the Pacific Northwest. It reliably bears good fruit in the rain, and also grows well in coastal or high-elevation regions. We love our Desert King here on the foggy Central Coast of California!

Buy Desert King fig trees online here (or here)

DeannaCat is holding a Desert King fig in her palm that has been sliced in half lengthwise. It is taking up almost her entire hand due to its size. The inside pulp is incredibly dark amber in color, en extremely ripe fig no doubt.
One of the largest Desert King figs we’ve ever grown

6) Kadota

Zones: 7-9

Cold-Hardy to: Generally hardy to 15°F, though the rootstock of in-ground trees may overwinter outdoors down to 5°F in zones 5 and 6 with proper winter protection – such as a sheltered planting location, use of frost blankets, and deep mulch.

Growth Habits: Moderate growth rate, reaching 15 to 25 feet

Fruit Characteristics: Fruit are small to medium in size with yellowish green skin and amber colored flesh. Ripens in the fall. The fruit becomes increasingly sweet with hot summer weather. With a slightly coarse texture, Kadota figs are ideal for drying, canning, or preserves.  

Breba or Main Crop: Main crop producing with little-to-no breba crop

Other Unique Facts: Kadota is the fig variety used in the classic chewy Fig Newton cookies! It’s also known to have good humidity tolerance. 

Four green figs sit next to each other in a slight jumble, some of them are more green in color while the riper fig is more yellowish green. One has been cut in half to show its amber flesh.
Kadota Figs

7) Violette de Bordeaux 

Zones: 7-9

Cold-Hardy to: 5°F

Growth Habits: Violette de Bordeaux is a semi-dwarf fig tree variety that is great for small spaces. It can reach 10 to 12 feet if planted in the ground, but is container-friendly where the size can be further managed.

Fruit Characteristics: Small purplish black fruit with red pulp and a luscious complex berry flavor. Excellent for fresh eating, baking, or preserving.

Breba or Main Crop: Both, but with a heavier main crop.

Other Unique Facts: Violette de Bordeaux is known to have one of the most sweet and rich flavor profiles of all the fig varieties! Thrives in dry heat as well as humidity, though fruit may crack more in wet conditions.

Buy Violette de Bordeaux fig trees online here

Dark purple to black skinned figs sit behind a fig that has been cut in half revealing a dark strawberry flesh. Choose fig varieties that are of interest to you and will do well in your zone.
Violette de Bordeaux figs

8) Chicago Hardy

Zones: 5-10

Cold-Hardy to: One of the more cold-hardy fig varieties. While the branches may die off during such extreme cold, the rootstock can survive down to negative 20 degrees F!

Growth Habits: Compact bushy growth and container-friendly. Mature trees reach 10 to 12 feet.

Fruit Characteristics: Chicago Hardy figs are medium size and have burgundy purple skin with light pink flesh. The flavor is light, sweet, and strawberry-like, described as “fruity berry” (rather than deeply rich or complex).

Breba or Main Crop: An early producing main crop (late summer to early fall) with a very light or lacking breba crop – especially if the old growth was hit by extreme cold the previous winter.

Other Unique Facts: Chicago Hardy figs are prized for their cold-hardiness, easygoing nature, versatile fruit use (great fresh or preserve) and also their abundant yield! Mature Chicago Hardy figs can bear upwards of 100 figs per season.

Buy Chicago Hardy fig trees online from Fast Growing Trees or Nature Hills Nursery

Many purple to brownish bronze figs sit stacked atop each other with their stems pointing upwards.
Chicago Hardy figs from Fast Growing Trees

9) Excel

Zones: 7-10

Cold-Hardy to: Down to 5°F when provided extra winter protection. Like Desert King, the Excel fig variety is well-adapted to a wide range of climates and produces sweet fruit even in areas with cooler summers.

Growth Habits: 12 to 20 feet, most commonly maxing out at 12 to 15 high and wide at full maturity 

Fruit Characteristics: Medium to large sized yellow-green fruit with amber pulp. Very sweet, rich, delicious honey flavor. The fruit are resistant to splitting as they become ripe, even under adverse conditions. 

Breba or Main Crop: Two crops per year, with a light breba crop and more robust main crop.

Other Unique Facts: Dubbed one of “the best all-around white fig varieties”, Excel is actually a fairly new type of fig – created as a hybrid from Kadota figs in 1975. 

Buy Excel fig trees online here

Two golden yellow green figs sit in the background while a fig that has been cut in half is using the figs in the back as a prop to sit themselves up slightly. Their flesh is honey amber in color, fig varieties vary on the color of their skin as well as the color of their flesh.
Excel Figs, available from Nature Hills Nursery

10) Corky’s Honey Delight

Zones: 7-10

Cold-Hardy to: 5°F

Growth Habits: A semi-dwarf fig tree variety, growing up to 10 to 12 feet.

Fruit Characteristics: The green skin changes to a light yellowish green when ripe and has amber pink colored flesh. Living up to its name, the flavor is delightfully sweet with notes of honey.

Breba or Main Crop: Known for two bountiful crops per year, a strong breba and main crop. 

Other Unique Facts: The Corky’s Honey Delight fig variety was bred and created by Monrovia. This is one of our personal favorite types of figs; we’ve planted several!

DeannaCat is holding a Honey Delight fig that has been cut in half, revealing its bright strawberry jam colored flesh. There are various figs in the background that have been cut in half, all of them revealing various shades of rich strawberry preserves.
Corky’s Honey Delight figs (with some Desert King in background too) from our trees on the Central Coast of CA.

11) White Genoa

Zones: 7-9

Cold-Hardy to: Rootstock hardy down 5°F

Growth Habits: Semi-dwarf fig variety growing 12 to 15 feet

Fruit Characteristics: Very large fruit with yellowish-green skin and light honey yellow to rose colored pulp. Wonderful sweet honey berry flavor, excellent for fresh eating but also great for preserving. 

Breba or Main Crop: Light breba crop with heavier main cop

Other Unique Facts: This fig tree variety tends to be a heavy and consistent bearer, even from a young age. White Genoa grows and ripens best in cooler coastal or temperate climates. It’s not recommended to grow in hot humid environments since the fruit has a large open “eye” on the bottom that leads to easy spoilage in wet summer conditions.

Two green figs sit atop a wicker background. One of the figs has its "eye" pointing straight ahead while the other fig has been cut in half to reveal its honey amber flesh. Choose fig varieties that have a closed "eye" if you have wet growing conditions to reduce spoilage.

12) Peter’s Honey 

Zones: 6-10

Cold-Hardy to: 5°F

Growth Habits: Medium growth rate. Some sources say Peter’s Honey is a semi-dwarf fig variety and reaches 12 to 18 feet tall, while others claim it may grow to 15 to 25 feet tall with a 12 to 15 foot spread. Either way, it is known to be container-friendly.

Fruit Characteristics: Medium-size, round figs with greenish yellow skin and amber colored flesh. Reliably bears very sweet, tender, high quality fruit with a syrup-like honey flavor. Superb for eating fresh.

Breba or Main Crop: Produces two crops per year

Other Unique Facts: Native to Sicily, this fig variety ripens best in climates with warm summers. Temperate coastal zones can create warmer microclimates by planting the tree along a sunny south-facing wall or fence. 

Buy Peter’s Honey fig trees online here

Four halves of figs have their rosy golden pulp facing upwards. Their light green to yellow skin is visible along the their sides.
Peter’s Honey figs from Mountain Figs

13) LSU Gold

Zones: 8-11

Cold-Hardy to: 15 to 20°F

Growth Habits: Fast-growing, medium-size tree that will reach 8 to 15 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide

Fruit Characteristics: Very large fruit with light yellow green skin and a rosy blush, and pink to red inner pulp. Offers a richly sweet flavor and is excellent for fresh eating, drying or preserves.

Breba or Main Crop: Main crop, ripening in midsummer

Other Unique Facts: Grows especially well in the Southern US. Known to be a heavy producer. This fig tree variety was bred and introduced by the Louisiana State University AgCenter in 2001. Container-friendly and heat tolerant. 

Bright yellow green figs hanging from a branch amongst a few leaves. Fig varieties such as the LSU Gold are great for southern gardeners.
LSU Gold figs from the LSU AgCenter

14) LSU Purple

Zones: 8b-11

Cold-Hardy to: 15 to 20°F

Growth Habits: LSU purple is a smaller fig tree variety, reaching 8 to 10 feet and considered fully mature at 5 years of age. Ideal for containers.

Fruit Characteristics: Medium-sized purple fruit with light raspberry colored flesh. Extra-sweet flavor with hints of caramel, brown sugar, dates and persimmon. 

Breba or Main Crop: May bear up to three crops per year in climates with warm winters – with a light breba crop in spring, the heaviest main crop in summer, and potential small crop in fall through winter.

Other Unique Facts: The LSU purple fig variety was introduced in 1991 by the LSU AgCenter, where it was bred for superior disease resistance and the sweetest fruit possible. Known to produce quality fruit earlier than most fig tree varieties, in the first year or two after planting. Grows very well in the Southeast despite the high heat and humidity.

Buy LSU Purple fig trees online here

Many figs are growing on various branches, they range in color from green to light reddish purple. The branches are fairly barren with spots of figs and leaves here and there.
LSU Purple figs. Image from the LSU AgCenter. Trees available to buy online from

15) Osborne Prolific

Zones: 7-9

Cold-Hardy to: down to 5°F 

Growth Habits: Moderate growth rate, reaching 12 to 20 feet tall and wide

Fruit Characteristics: Medium size bronzed purple fruit with honey amber flesh. Delicate figgy flavor with notes of caramel, sweet berry and honey. Said to be pleasantly moist but not as juicy as some fig varieties.

Breba or Main Crop: Modest spring breba crop with a heavier main crop in late summer or fall

Other Unique Facts: As its name suggests, this fig tree variety has a reputation for being a prolific producer. Also happily grows in cooler coastal climates and can bear fruit in partial shade. 

Buy Osborne Prolific fig trees online here

Fresh harvest figs that are light purple in color with rose honey flesh are clustered together on top of a fig leaf. Choose fig varieties that are optimal for your growing zone for a better harvest.
Osborne Prolific figs, available to from Nature Hills Nursery

16) Yellow Long Neck

Zones: 7-10

Cold-Hardy to: Down to 5 to 10°F  when provided extra winter protection.

Growth Habits: One of the most petite fig tree varieties on this list, ranking in at only 4 to 8 feet tall on average.

Fruit Characteristics: Large round figs with a long neck, bright yellow skin, and light amber colored flesh. With it’s very thin skin and luscious honey flavor, Yellow Long Neck is considered to be one of the finest figs for fresh eating by fig connoisseurs. 

Breba or Main Crop: Both breba and main, offering two crops per year

Other Unique Facts: Yellow Long Neck figs can grow nearly as large as a tennis ball in size! This fig variety was first discovered at the San Diego Botanic Gardens. Fruits best when it receives at least 8 hours of sun.

A large yellow fig that is hanging from a branch is being cupped by a hand from behind, revealing its large size that resembles a small tennis ball.
Yellow Long Neck figs from Urban Tropicals

17) Olympian

Zones: 6-10

Cold-Hardy to: Down to 5°F ; an extra-hardy fig tree variety for both cold and coastal climates. Once established, the rootstock can survive down to zero degrees, though the above-ground growth will die back. It will re-grow in the spring and bear fruit the following summer.

Growth Habits: Compact size and shape, reaching 6 to 10 feet

Fruit Characteristics: Striped green and purple skin with red to violet flesh. Very large fruit, thin skin, and exceptionally sweet flavor.

Breba or Main Crop: Two good crops per year. The breba crop is known to be especially cold-hardy and withstand temperatures in the teens, providing a late spring harvest. Main crop harvest in late summer to fall. 

Other Unique Facts: The Olympian fig variety was first discovered in Olympia Washington by a retired biologist Denny McGaughy. 

Buy Olympian fig trees online here

A large bronze to purple fruit is attached to a branch with leaves surrounding the fruit. Choose fig varieties such as this for those in cooler weather.
Olympian fig from LeBeau Bamboo Nursery

18) Ronde de Bordeaux

Zones: 6-10

Cold-Hardy to: Rootstock hardy down to 5°F , winter protection recommended for zones 6-7

Growth Habits: 8 to 15 feet, usually grows in a bushy shape with long finger-like leaves.

Fruit Characteristics: Small to medium fruit size with dark purple skin and bright reddish pink flesh. Rich sweet flavor with notes of grape, strawberry, molasses, or syrup.

Breba or Main Crop: Produces an earlier main crop than most fig varieties. The breba crop is not noteworthy.

Other Unique Facts: This fig variety is similar to the more well-known Violette de Bordeaux, but bears slightly smaller and lighter-colored fruit. “Ronde” means round in French, as the fruit is exceptionally spherical and plump. Highly sought-after fig variety and reliable producer for cool-climate gardeners.

Medium sized dark purple fruit sit atop a leaf, one of the fruits is cut in half lengthwise, revealing the light strawberry colored pulp.
Ronde de Bordeaux figs courtesy of Galgoni

And that concludes this exploration of 18 fantastic fig varieties to grow.

Now that we’re all officially craving sweet and juicy fresh figs… I hope you discovered a few new fig varieties, and feel excited to expand your fig tree collection at home! Or, did I miss any of your favorite fig varieties? Please drop a comment and let us know below! Also feel free to Pin or share this article if you found it valuable. Don’t forget to check out the accompanying fig grow guide for more tips. We appreciate you tuning in!

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    • DeannaCat

      Hi mGood, they are not ranked in order no, it really depends on your climate and what variety will work best for you. On our property we have two Corky’s Honey Delight, an Excel, Osborne Prolific, and a Desert King fig tree. We are in a fairly temperate, coastal climate so we avoid fig varieties that do really well with a lot of heat and we don’t need fig varieties that can withstand really cold winter temperatures. We have found to enjoy green fig varieties as well as the birds don’t seem to be attracted to them as much. Hope that helps and have fun growing!

    • Aaron (Mr. DeannaCat)

      Hi Kurt, unfortunately that is usually the problem. You could always get creative and try and fit more in a smaller space, espaliering a few along a fence line or keeping some dwarf varieties in containers could be options. It really just depends on what type of space you have to work with, good luck and have fun growing!

  • shamallakh

    Amazing article , i have 5 different vrities of fig already and looking to complete all types of fig to have my colloction complete …got huge garden in U.K

  • MH

    I love this article, thank you. I have 3 Fig trees in my backyard 2 small black fig tree and one large green fig tree but I can’t identify the type or the name. It would be wonderful if there are two pictures one for the leaf shape and one for the fruit throughout this article. Thanks again, wonderful information.

  • Takeisha

    I just found this site on 10/17/21 because I’m interested in learning about fig trees. Thanks for this clear, in-depth write up! Can you believe I had never tasted a true fig before at the time of reading this article? Well, my neighbor gifted me a taste from her Celest fig tree today (10/18/21), which I didn’t even know she had. It was delicious and sweet. My neighbor is an older and experienced gardener of many years, and she confirmed everything I read in this article based on her years of experience. We are in Texas. She gave me a cutting, so I’m excited to plant this in the spring and add it to my second year garden. Great webpage!

    • Aaron (Mr. DeannaCat)

      We’re glad you found us Takeisha! It’s great to hear you were able to try a fig for the first time and will one day be harvesting from your own tree!

  • Shannon

    Thank you for this wonderful write up! What size of container do you recommend if wanting to grow fig tree in a container? Or is container growing not recommend for figs? Thanks!

    • Aaron (Mr. DeannaCat)

      Hi Shannon, it really depends on the fig size at the time you plant it. As far as most nurseries go, they typically are sold in 5 gallon nursery pots, so you would need around a 7 gallon container to pot it up. It is recommended to pot the fig up as the root ball grows in size, but it will eventually need a 15 to 20 gallon pot as the tree matures. It also depends on your climate and if you will have to overwinter your tree indoors as it becomes more of a cumbersome job the larger the pot size. Look for a dwarf or semi dwarf variety which will do best in a container, we have several listed in the article. Hope that helps and good luck!

  • Karin

    I absolutely love that you did this article. It’s so much fun folowing you guys in your adventures.

    What about strawberry verte? Do you know that one? I had it in the Napa Valley and fell in love. Do you know what climate it could grow in?

    Thank you!

    • Aaron (Mr. DeannaCat)

      Hi Karin, it looks like a great fig! We are not familiar with that one in particular but there are hundreds of varieties so it is hard to keep up with all of them. I am sure you can grow them in zones 7-10, it seems they are great in areas with a good amount of heat as well. Hope that helps and glad you enjoyed the article.

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