The Italian Honey Fig is a great short season plant for those gardening in more northern regions. Bright green skin hides the tawny-colored, sweet-flavored flesh inside. Best right off the tree... but if they make it to the kitchen, the fruit makes a delicious jam or pie.
- Outdoors: Zone 7b - 10
- Patio: Zone 4a - 11
- Soil type: Rich, moist
- Sun: 80 - 100%
Figs are easy to grow, delicious fruit producing trees often producing several pounds of fruit per year. Figs will grow happily and fruit in a pot or in-ground. They add a tasty accent to any outdoor space, garden or patio. In cooler zones a containerized Fig can be relocated indoors for the winter months.
When you receive your new Fig tree, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water and moving it to a shady location, simply keep moist. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new Fig.
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.