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Violette de Bordeaux Fig

Cold hardy to Zone 5.
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Violette de Bordeaux Fig

Description
Small- to medium-sized, purple-black fruit with a very deep red strawberry-colored flesh and distinctive sweet, rich flavor. Excellent fresh or dried. Does well in container culture or small spaces. Selffertile. Our best cropper after winter die-back. With careful site selection and winter protection, can even be grown successfully in lower Zone 5! Everbearing crop starts in August, goes to frost. Zones 5-10.
Product Details
  • FormDwarf tree
  • LightFull sun
  • Height6 to 10 feet
  • Spread6 feet
  • Spacing6 to 10 feet
  • Zones5 - 10
  • FoliageLarge, tropical, glossy green lobed leaves; low and bushy.
  • Flower FormInconspicuous. Closed eye.
  • BloomsAugust to frost
  • FruitSmall- to medium-sized, purple-black fruit with a very deep red strawberry-colored flesh and distinctive sweet, rich flavor.
  • Soil RequirementsCompost-rich, well-drained soil.
  • PruningPrune the fig tree annually each fall during the first three growing seasons to establish a strong structure. Remove branches with weak-angled branch crotches, which are prone to breaking. Thin out rubbing and crossing branches. Cut dead, broken and diseased branches from the tree with bypass pruners, lopping pruners or pruning saw. Prune in fall in the following years only to maintain shape, thin out crowded branches and stimulate new growth.
  • PollinatorSelf pollinating.
  • CommentsOur best cropper after winter die-back. With careful site selection and winter protection, can even be grown successfully in lower Zone 5!
  • Botanical NameFicus carica "Violette De Bordeaux"
  • DepthPlant at the same depth it was in the nursery.

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