Fig ‘Celeste’

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Ficus carica ‘Celeste’

Variety also known as “Sugar Fig” for its intense sweet flavor. Fruits are dusky violet-brown with bright pinkish-red flesh.

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Variety also known as “Sugar Fig” for its intense sweet flavor. This compact variety boasts excellent heat and cold tolerance, making it idea for southeast gardens. Fruits produced are dusky violet-brown with bright pinkish-red flesh excellent for eating fresh or preserving. Occasionally bears an early Breba crop. Bears fruit in 2-3 years. Self-pollinating. Height 10-15′.

Figs can be grown as trees or pruned to be kept as bushes. In cooler zones, fig branches die back to ground in winter and re-grow again each year, generally maintaining a bushy appearance. The main fruit crop occurs on the current year’s growth although some varieties also have an additional early crop (Breba crop) on old growth. Figs prefer moist, well-drained soil and can be grown in containers or the landscape.

  • USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-10
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: Bush 5-6′ ;  Tree 8-12′
  • Fruiting Time(s): May(Breba); August – September

 

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Size

1 gal, 1 qt