Magnolia Fig Tree
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.
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 will do well in a variety of soils, but require at least 8 hours of sunlight during the growing season.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fruitful.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Bloom Time: Flowers are not noticeable as they are inside the fig.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height, smaller with pruning.
Fruit Skin: Yellow
Fruit Flesh: Pinkish
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Figs are not bothered by pests in our region. Cover plants with netting if birds are a problem.
Fig Mosaic Virus is a benign virus that exists in all cultivated fig trees. Yellow spotting of the leaves is a cosmetic symptom that shows more in container culture, but is quickly outgrown once trees are planted in the ground. The presence of FMV in all cultivated figs has become widely accepted, as even the national germplasm repository for figs maintained by the USDA has Fig Mosaic Virus. If the presence of FMV is a concern, then purchasing fig trees may not be the best option for you.
USDA Zone: 7