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The Chelsea Fig Bush The Chelsea Fig Bush The Chelsea Fig Bush The Chelsea Fig Bush
The Chelsea Fig Bush
The Chelsea Fig Bush
The Chelsea Fig Bush
The Chelsea Fig Bush

'The Chelsea Fig' Bush

Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Edible
  • Named after the iconic Fig tree growing on the banks of the Thames
  • Featured as the main hideout in William Boyd's novel Ordinary Thunderstorms
  • Great flavour and strong yield
  • Propagated by fruit grower Will Sibley
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 4.5L Pot
4.5L Pot - Item: 340087
Only £29.99
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Product Description

Many Londoners know of a fabulous and fruitful Fig Tree, growing on the banks of the Thames where Chelsea Bridge meets The Embankment. Each Summer its huge crops are joyfully plundered - either by flocks of parakeets high up in the tree - or cheeky human scrumpers lower down where it can be reached. Either way, it produces huge crops of figs every year. So well-known is this specific tree, it even featured as the main hideout in William Boyd's novel Ordinary Thunderstorms.

Fruit grower Will Sibley knew of this tree, and had tasted its fruit. he took samples away to analyse, and concluded it was a chance seedling - a single and unique tree like no other variety grown. So good was the flavour and yeild, he set about propagating and grafting trees to sell from it - and here we are now selling them.

Now called 'The Chelsea Fig', every single tree is identical the one by the river. Get yourself a piece of London history and folklore, and grow them in your garden.

Supplied as an established plant in a 4.5L pot, ready for immediate planting.

What Is Supplied

Item 340087 supplied as:

Supplied as an established fig tree, ready for immediate planting.

Fruits August - Septmber. H4m x W4m

Skin irritant with sunlight

Plant Information

Care Guide

  • Keep your fig containerised or keep the roots restricted for the best crops.
  • This standard tree should be pruned to keep its shape and size. When pruning, aim for a balanced top that allows light into the centre of the canopy.

Prune twice a year:

  • Early spring: remove any branches that spoil the shape, or any that are crossing or damaged, along with any suckers appearing from the ground or lower stem.
  • If needed cut back one or two branches that have become too long and bare to a 5cm (2in) stub to stimulate new growth from the base of the branch.
  • Early summer: pinch out the new growth at five or six leaves. Do not prune later growth.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
300cm
200cm
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'The Chelsea Fig' Bush
'The Chelsea Fig' Bush
4.5L Pot
Item: 340087
Only £29.99