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Violette de Bordeaux Fig

Cold hardy to Zone 5.

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Violette de Bordeaux Fig

Cold hardy to Zone 5.

Small- to medium-sized, purple-black fruit with a very deep red strawberry-colored flesh and distinctive sweet, rich flavor. Excellent fresh or dried. Does well in container culture or small spaces. Selffertile. Our best cropper after winter die-back. With careful site selection and winter protection, can even be grown successfully in lower Zone 5! Everbearing crop starts in August, goes to frost. Zones 5-10.
  • 74040
  • bareroot
  • $29.99
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  • Botanical Name: Ficus carica 'Violette de Bordeaux'
  • Height: 6 to 10 feet
  • Spacing: 6 to 10 feet
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth it was in the nursery.
  • Spread: 6 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: Everbearing crop starts in August, goes to frost. Bearing age: 1-2 years.
  • Size: Bareroot
  • Blooms: Late Summer, Fall
  • Fruit: Small- to medium-sized, purple-black fruit with a very deep red strawberry-colored flesh and distinctive sweet, rich flavor.
  • Zone: 5-10
  • Form: Fruit, Fruit Tree, Fig
  • Flower Form: Inconspicuous. Closed eye.
  • Soil Requirements: Compost-rich, well-drained soil.
  • Pruning: Prune the fig tree annually each fall during the first three growing seasons to establish a strong structure. Remove branches with weak-angled branch crotches, which are prone to breaking. Thin out rubbing and crossing branches. Cut dead, broken and diseased branches from the tree with bypass pruners, lopping pruners or pruning saw. Prune in fall in the following years only to maintain shape, thin out crowded branches and stimulate new growth.
  • Foliage: Large, tropical, glossy green lobed leaves; low and bushy.
  • Comments: Excellent fresh or dried. Does well in container culture or small spaces. Our best cropper after winter die-back. With careful site selection and winter protection, can even be grown successfully in lower Zone 5!

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