Little Ruby Fig Tree
The Little Ruby Fig Tree is a favorite that we’ve grown in smaller gardens for many years now. Rarely growing taller than 6 feet high Little Ruby is prized for its incredible cold hardiness (some say all the way down to zone 6), its compact habit and its HUGE breba crops of small reddish brown figs with a super tasty ruby center. Flavor is similar to a Chicago Hardy with delicious jammy notes and sugar sweetness. Little Ruby was selected by retired biologist Denny McGaughy of Olympian fig fame! Thanks Denny!
Latin Name: Ficus carica
Site and Soil: Figs like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self fruitful
Hardiness: Figs are hardy to between 0° & 5° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-6 ft in height, smaller with pruning.
Bloom Time: Flowers are not noticeable as they are inside the fruit
Ripening Time: late July – early 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: 7, maybe 6?
Sunset Western Zone: 4-9, 12-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32