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Mrs Williams Fig (Ficus carica)

Excellent eating, sweet and juicy with good acid balance and fine texture. Large russet golden-brown fruit and self-fertile.

Large pyriform shaped fig. Yellow neck and brown to purple skin with red flesh.
Habit - Round top spreading tree. Size - 4 - 5 metres.

First crop or breba figs form on last years, growth and will not grow until spring. These ripen December- January depending on site and variety selected. Second crop figs form during the summer growing season and ripen in the Autumn, from late March to May.

Plant Care  

Light

Require 8 hours a day of full sun and long hot summers to produce fruit.

Water

Like regular water when first planted, but will tolerate drought once the tree is established. Water deeply at least once a week the first year

Soil

Well drained fertile soil slightly alkaline

Fertilizer

Young plant  only need 30g of general fertiliser once a month as soon it produces leaves. Established trees require less feeding, preferably 500g for each metre of height - once at the end of winter, once halfway through spring and then a final fertilizing at the height of summer. Avoid using a high nitrogen, fast release fertilizer. This will promote strong leaf growth at the expense of fruit production. Opt for a bloom boosting fertiliser with long nutrient release. They also like old composed manure added twice yearly.

Wind

Sensitive to wind, protection cover is needed when plant is small.

Frost

Some tolerant of cool climates, frost, and short periods of dry. Fig trees need winter protection in areas where the temperatures will drop below zero.

Fruiting

2-3 years. Grafted plant will be quicker.

 

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Kirsty Coulter
Great fig plant

Arrived as healthy string plant and has taken well to being planted. Looking forward to figs when ready to fruit 👍👍