The Dauphine fig also known as the Grise de Tarascon is a slightly flattened, large fruited variety. The fruits are a violet-dark blue colour with a slight velvety grey covering. The Violette Dauphine Fig is self-fertile and very hardy. It is quite vigorous in growth. The fig is a well known fruit, cultivated since ancient times and grows wild in dry and sunny areas. It is mostly cultivated around the world for its fruits but it is also a great architectural plant with very ornamental leaves, plus the foliage turns yellowish in the Autumn. After their fall, the fruits often remain on the bare branches. We have different leaf forms, deeply lobed to slightly lobed. Figs can be found in continental climates with hot summers as far north as Hungary and Moravia, and can be harvested up to four times per year. Thousands of cultivars, most named, have been developed as human migration brought the fig to many places outside its natural range. Two crops of figs are potentially produced each year, but in UK conditions, it is safer to use varieties with one crop as the first crop would often be damaged by Spring frosts. Most common figs have all female flowers that do not need pollination; the fruit develops through parthenocarpic means, but there are varieties which requires the fig wasp for pollinisation (this insect usually cannot live in UK climate, this is why parthenocarpic varieties have to be used here to have fruits).
|Plant type||Deciduous tree|
|Flower||Invisible (develops inside the infrutescence) - Late Spring|
|Fruit||Edible - Fig|
|Soil type||Chalk, Clay, Loam, Peat, Sand, Silt / Alkaline, Neutral|
|Rate of growth||Fast|
|Height and spread||4m x 3m|
Add that personal touch with our bespoke gift wrapping service and choose from one of our luxurious but also natural looking wrapping papers. You can choose from 3 different colours: cherry red, pine green or antique gold, including a matching ribbon. We will also enclose a card – suitable for the occasion - with your own personal message. Your gift will of course also include full growing instructions.
Simply select the preferred gift wrap packaging option above, then add product to Cart.
Then if you wish to add a personalised message, there is a message box on the cart page. Please note that the “Buy it now” button skips this step and you won’t be able to add your message.