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Dalmatie Fig Tree

One of the best figs for the British climate

The Highlights

    • A popular fig tree with large green fruit
    • One of the best figs for the British climate
    • Crops reliably in the UK given a sunny sheltered spot
    • Produces a heavy crop of very large, green fruit
    • Capable of producing two crops a year
    • Its fruit has deep red flesh that's juicy and sweet
    • Neat and compact making it excellent for smaller spaces in the garden
    • Our potted trees are supplied in EcoPots™. Eco pots use 70% less plastic and are fully recyclable, unlike normal single use pots. They flex and so produce less root spiralling and travel better in the post.MORE
    • Our trees are usually between 18 and 36 months old at the time of dispatch.
    • Our trees are professionally pruned before dispatching. This formative pruning can involve cutting the main leader, if the expert tree growers decide this will produce a better shaped tree. This can stop the tree becoming "leggy", and promote stronger, bushier growth.MORE

Dalmatie Fig Tree

One of the best figs for the British climate
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The Highlights

    • A popular fig tree with large green fruit
    • One of the best figs for the British climate
    • Crops reliably in the UK given a sunny sheltered spot
    • Produces a heavy crop of very large, green fruit
    • Capable of producing two crops a year
    • Its fruit has deep red flesh that's juicy and sweet
    • Neat and compact making it excellent for smaller spaces in the garden
    • Our potted trees are supplied in EcoPots™. Eco pots use 70% less plastic and are fully recyclable, unlike normal single use pots. They flex and so produce less root spiralling and travel better in the post.MORE
    • Our trees are usually between 18 and 36 months old at the time of dispatch.
    • Our trees are professionally pruned before dispatching. This formative pruning can involve cutting the main leader, if the expert tree growers decide this will produce a better shaped tree. This can stop the tree becoming "leggy", and promote stronger, bushier growth.MORE

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

3L Pot

Height on arrival:

50-80cm inc. pot

Eventual height:

3m (10ft)

Eventual spread:

4m (12ft)

Tasting notes:

Juicy and sweet

Time to first crop:

2 years

Hardiness:

Hardy
Does not require protection from frost except in extreme circumstances, such as extremely cold winters or very exposed positions

Self fertile:

Self Fertile

Rootstock:

Spacing:

Care Guide

Generally pest and disease free

Figs are generally trouble-free

Water Regularly in Summer

Fig trees require 11.5 inches (2.5-4cm) of water per week either from rainfall or watering. The tree will let you know if it needs to be watered by the yellowing of its foliage and dropping of leaves

Sunny sheltered spot

Position in a sunny sheltered spot

Can grow in any soil

Fig can grow in virtually any soil type but prefer a slightly alkaline sandy-clay soilMORE

Prune in mid-spring

In mid-spring remove 1/4-1/3 of older branchesMORE

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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