Magnolia Fig Tree has very large fruits, which are larger than a golf ball. The fruits are yellow and the inside flesh is pinkish. The plants have good vigor and produce a large quantity of figs. The fruits are not resistant to cracking in humid conditions , so harvest the fruits immediately when they are ripe before it rains. Produces abundant and delicious crops in the dry summers of the Pacific Northwest. Hardiness Zones 7-9.
A gourmet delight, you should not live your life without feasting on this sweet, delectable fruit. One of the easiest fruits to grow, figs are happy outdoors in the Maritime Northwest and, with winter protection, in pots or in the ground in colder climates. 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!!
Latin Name: Ficus carica
Site and Soil: Magnolia Fig Tree will do well in a variety of soils, but require at least 8 hours of sunlight during the growing season. Cold injury can be reduced by choosing sites without direct sunlight early in the morning or later in the afternoon.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Figs are not heavily cultivated in the United States at this time, so pests have not yet become an issue in this crop.
USDA Zone: 7-9