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Hunt Fig

Adapted to the humid Southeast.

Interesting sweet flavor is excellent for fresh use. Smaller fig size than others, but is a reliable producer of large crops because it is very cold tolerant. Amber-colored flesh has fewer seeds than others. Well adapted to humid, rainy areas of Southeastern states. Zones 7-10.



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  • Botanical Name: Ficus carica 'Hunt'
  • Height: 15 - 20 ft
  • Spacing: 15 - 18 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 - 18 ft wide
  • Light Required: Full sun
  • Pollinator: Self fertile
  • Foliage: green leaves with 3 - 5 lobes
  • Fruit: Large, long-necked violet brown fruit with light red flesh.
  • Zone: 7 - 10
  • 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.
  • Comments: Fruit has a short stem but long neck, allowing the fruit to hang down as it ripens. This habit adds to it's rot resistance, as the eye of the fig is less adapt to fill with water. Long ripening season. The trees are very dependable producer. Rich sweet flavor. Closed eye.

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