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Celeste Fig

The most cold-hardy "standard."


is almost as widely grown as Brown Turkey. Of the old standards, it is considered to be the best tasting and very good to excellent for both fresh eating and preserving (either frozen or processed as fig preserves). Celeste has a tightly closed "eye," making it resistant to dried fruit beetle and rain entry, which can cause fruit souring. Will drop un-ripe fruit in hot weather, but it is so outstanding in overall quality that it is worth some loss. Fortunately, Celeste ripens well before most other figs, allowing harvest before the worst heat. Can also be grown as a container plant and moved to a protected area to prevent winter dieback. Self-fruitful. Zones 7–9. Bareroot
  • Zone 7-9
  • Height 15 - 25 ft
  • Light Required Full sun

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  • Height: 15 - 25 ft
  • Spacing: 15 - 25 ft
  • Depth: Place the plant in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery. This is where the roots start and the tops shoots begin. Spread the roots out evenly. Gently work the soil around the roots do not pack the soil. Water plant thoroughly.
  • Spread: 15 - 25 ft
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun
  • Pollinator: Self-fruitful
  • Yield: Average
  • Foliage: Large, tropical-looking, glossy green,lobed leaves
  • Fruit: Large, brown skin, pink flesh. Sweet, rich flavor.
  • Flower Form: Inconspicuous flowers (hidden inside the bud)
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Pruning: Do not require regular pruning once established. Prune figs trees annually during the first three growing seasons to establish desired shape. Best to prune immediately after the main crop is harvested in early fall. Do not prune mature Celeste trees heavily because this can reduce

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