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Ficus carica Cigar
Fig tree Cigar
Pot size: 9cm   Our online price: £8.90
fruits mature to almost black, elonagted

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Family:
Moraceae
Origin:
Mediterranean regions of Europe and North Africa

Description:

Dark skinned, elongated fruits, with red flesh. Another cold tolerant, large fruited variety. Partenocarpic (self-fertile), so no need of fig wasp for pollination.

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 leave 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).

Please check our shop regularly as we will have different fruited varieties on offer soon.


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It grows almost anywhere in the garden but it fruits best on full sun, against a south facing wall.
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Height in cm:
20-25
Pot size:
9cm
Age in year:
1 (this tree is grown from seed on our nursery)
Our online price:
£8.90

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