Picking plump, juicy figs straight from a tree is one of those pleasures that really has to be experienced - especially when you then serve them up with wafer thin slices of Parma ham and a drizzle of honey. Divine!
This fig tree is a variety of green fig - Ficus carica - grown commercially by Iberian growers for its masses of large, pear-shaped fruit with deep red flesh that are ready for picking in late summer and early autumn. This is a variety seldom offered for sale in the UK, so you can be one of the first to own this fantastic quality fig tree.
Fortunately, even before the fruit is ripe, your tree will add presence to your garden as its branches are clothed with large, deeply lobed leaves.
Despite originating from a warmer climate, this amazing fig is incredibly tough, easily shrugging off temperatures down to -15C in the UK. Extremely drought tolerant when established, figs do best in a brightly lit, sunny spot.
Keep plants productive and compact by restricting roots by growing in large pots or planting in 60cm square planting holes fill the base with a layer of gravel and line sides with paving slabs.
Plants are supplied as a 1-1.2m tall whip in a 3L pot.