Raspberry Latte Fig Tree
As the story goes this fig was found as a seedling growing under a coffee tree in San Diego, CA so given the name Raspberry Latte. Very similar to the Bordeaux figs and exceptionally fine flavored! Not the earliest ripening variety so plant this one in a very hot location if growing in northern climates.
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-fruitful.
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.
Bloom Time: Flowers are not noticeable as they are inside the fig.
Ripening Time: late August-September
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