- Best for fresh eating or in preserves
- Vigorous, self-pollinating plants
- Ripens in early July
One of our favorites for eating fresh, Champagne Fig produces medium-sized, yellow fruits with a unique gold to caramel-colored interior. The very sweetly flavored fruits are excellent for fresh eating and made into preserves. Bred at Louisiana State University, the main crop ripens over 15 days beginning in early July (comparable to Celeste, which is one of its parents). Growing 10 ft. tall, the easy-to-grow tree has a vigorous, upright growth habit. Northern gardeners can grow Champagne Fig in a large container and move it to an indoor protected area to prevent winter dieback. Self-pollinating. Zones 7-10.