Fig Tree

Ficus carica 'Black Italian'

A broadly spreading shrub or small tree with a height of 25 feet and similar width. Produces jet black fruit with deep red pulp in two distinct crops, an early crop on old wood and a late summer crop on new wood.

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'

An attractive deciduous tree with an intriguing winter silhouette. Produces very tasty, brownish purple fruit in late spring and again in late summer. Highly adaptable, and often root hardy and prolific in zones 5 and 6 if planted in a sheltered location. A beautiful specimen for garden or landscape, requiring only light annual pruning.

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

This attractive garden tree produces wonderfully sweet, light purplish brown figs with pink flesh that ripen in late summer. 

Care:

  • Light Needs: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • Fruiting Season: Late Spring and Late Summer
  • Habit: Upright, Tree
  • USDA Zone: 7-9

Photos and information courtesy of Monrovia and Greenleaf nurseries.