Jack Lily Fig Tree
Another gem from Louisiana State Univeristy’s fig breeding program, Jack Lily is an excellent mid season honey fig that like seemingly every other introduction, either formal or kept alive by enthusiasts, this one too resists splitting and retains an excellent flavor well into our wet falls. Has only produced main crop figs for us but is consitently one of the tastiest when wet conditions often dilute the flavor of other figs.
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 tender, shipping them long distances is virtually impossible. Another plus for Figs – deer don’t like them (most of the time)!
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Latin Name: Ficus 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° & 5° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-20 ft in height, smaller with pruning.
Taste: Strawberry jam, jolly rancher, concentrated fig deliciousness
Fruit Skin: Yellow
Fruit Flesh: Amber red or pink
Bloom Time: Flowers are not noticeable as they are inside the fig.
Ripening Time: Late August-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: 7b
Sunset Western Zone: 4-9, 12-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32