Sultane Fig Tree
A great mid season fig that also produces a decent sized breba crop, Sultane should certainly be added to the list of great dark berry figs for shorter seasons. Here in the warmer parts of the Pacific Northwest it will ripen two crops and has proven cold hardy for growers in climates that experience winter lows into the single digits.
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: Delicious berry flavor and a bit of honey
Fruit Skin: Dark purple to black
Fruit Flesh: Bright red
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