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Alpine George Fig

$29.95

A particularly hardy bud sport of the Sweet George fig, Alpine George is in all other ways identical to Sweet George and yet another variant of the Brown Turkey fig which seems to have a multitude of varieties, (and hopefully not too many synonyms…), that was selected for its incredible cold hardiness and ability to not die back to the ground in temperatures below zero.

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Alpine George Fig Tree

A particularly hardy bud sport of the Sweet George fig, Alpine George is in all other ways identical to Sweet George and yet another variant of the Brown Turkey fig which seems to have a multitude of varieties, (and hopefully not too many synonyms…), that was selected for its incredible cold hardiness and ability to not die back to the ground in temperatures below zero. Figs are intensely sweet with a peachy melon flavor to them and the sweet sugar honey punch that brown turkey figs are famous for. Produces a decent amount of breba and a large and productive main crop, though breba buds will likely be frost killed in temperatures below 10F.

Named in honor of the living legend Alpine George who has created many of our favorite botanically inspired graphic designs and is rarely seen off of snow in the winter months. This fig is as cold hardy, sweet and charismatic as he is. Viva l’alpino!

One of the easiest fruits to grow, and a true gourmet delight, you should not live your life without feasting on this sweet, delectable fruit. To fully enjoy fresh figs, you must grow your own. When fully ripe and at their most tender, shipping them long distances is virtually impossible. Another plus for Figs – deer don’t like them (most of the time)!

Click here to read our Fig Growing Guide.

Latin NameFicus carica
Site and Soil: Figs do well in a variety of soils, but require at least 8 hours of sunlight during the growing season.
Pollination Requirements: Self-figful.
Hardiness: Hardy to between 0° F. and possibly lower, though you risk the tree dying back a bit
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-20 ft in height, smaller with pruning.
Taste: Like a spoonful of figgy honey
Fruit Skin: Amber yellow turning to dark red and brown
Fruit Flesh: Amber to bright red
Bloom Time: Flowers are not noticeable as they are inside the fig.
Ripening Time: Late September-October
Yield: 10-15 lbs. or more per plant
Pests & Diseases: Figs are not bothered by pests or diseases in our region. Cover plants with netting if birds are a problem.
USDA Zone: 7a, possibly down to 6b
Sunset Western Zone: 4-9, 12-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32

Weight 4 lbs
Shipping Season

Fall 22, Winter/Spring '23 Preorder

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