The heights we list are after we prune your tree.
Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it give their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.
We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.
Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.
Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.
The fig is mentioned in the Bible many times and is included in the biblical story of the Garden of Eden. In fact, it is a figure in the founding of quite a few great religions, and included in Greek mythological literature. The Texas Everbearing Fig is one of the most popular figs available and for good reason. It's soft, sweet bell shaped fruit is a favorite in cooking, and it can survive at lower temperatures than other members of the genus Ficus (fig). The fig's flesh is amber to pink with dark mahogany-purple skin, and is delicious for fresh eating as well as for jellies, jams, cookies, cakes and dried fruits. They are also a healthy addition to any diet, and are a good source of magnesium, cooper, iron, calcium and potassium. The attractive shrub to small tree has large, shiny 3 to 5-lobed leaves. It grows to 10 feet tall and up to 12 feet wide. Delicious fruit aside, this is a gorgeous landscape plant! Figs are self-fruitful, unlike apples or pears, so only one fig is needed to produce fruit. Figs need full sun and well-drained soils to grow well. The pH should be between 5.5 to 8, and they grow best in USDA zones 7 through 11. The Texas Everbearing Fig begins producing a light crop of figs in May, then bears more heavily in June through August. Figs should be left on the tree to ripen for the best flavor. Protect your tree with bird netting or other bird deterrents because birds love fig nearly as much as we people do! Deer also love the sweet fleshy fruits.
Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper with trees that struggle to survive.
Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in all areas of the country. Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free. Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.
We do not use growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.
Some of the competition chops 20-30% off the top of your tree just to make it fit in a smaller box which helps them save on shipping. You see none of that savings, as they will still charge you the same high rate, all the while hurting the growth of your tree.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Everbearing Fig.
If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your Everbearing Fig gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your Everbearing Fig again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips or pine needles also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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