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Deliciously Delectable Figs From Your Garden or Yard
The Celeste Fig Tree is a prime pick for your landscape. Here are some of the many benefits of this coveted botanical:
- Withstands temperatures down to 10 degrees
- Yields huge quantities of high-quality figs
- Delicious, sweet fruit for preserves or eating fresh off the tree
- Resistant to most pests and diseases
Astronomical value in a great fig tree. In search of a medium-sized, fruit-bearing tree that can stand up to the elements? The Celestial Fig Tree fits the bill. Highly productive, cold hardy and resistant to pests and diseases, this vigorously-growing tree fits well in a variety of planting locations. Before long, a mass of thick greenery will quickly populate your tree.
The Celestial's leaves are big, capable of growing up to a foot long. And the medium-sized figs are great in number, due in part to their unique 'closed eye' feature. Like a built-in defense mechanism, this feature wards off the dried fruit beetle and protects against spoilage. The result? More delicious figs hanging from your tree with every harvest.
Best of all, when the countless figs begin to emerge on your Celestial Fig Tree, the first thing you'll notice is their incredible color. The smooth and shiny outer skin glows a magnificent purplish bronze. Slice one open to reveal the glistening, pink-amber flesh. This is one fruit that tastes as delicious as it looks.
Perhaps that's why enthusiasts refer to the Celestial as the 'sugar fig'. This fruit's rich flavor combined with its crunchy seeds and chewy texture makes the Celestial Fig wonderful fresh off the tree and excellent for preserving.
And if the taste alone isn't enough to convince you, consider the health benefits of this amazing fruit: High in fiber and rich in potassium, figs are a nutritious snack that are believed to naturally help control blood pressure and assist in weight loss.
With all of these positive benefits, the Celestial Fig Tree is a clear choice for your garden or landscape. Order yours today!
Celeste Fig Tree Pollination
Celeste Fig Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Celeste Fig Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Planting & Care
The Celeste Fig (Ficus Carica ‘Celestial’), also known in the south as the “sugar fig” is a cold hardy variety recommended for zones 7-11. A smaller tree, reaching a mature height and width of 5-10 feet, it’s great for small yards or can be potted. The leaves are known to get very large, even up to a foot long and the fruits are violet-brown in color. Bite into one and you’ll notice the rose colored flesh that is sweet and rich, making it perfect for drying and preserves. The fruit ripens in July and has a signature ‘closed eye’ which helps protect from splitting and souring and will also ward off insects. It’s a nutritious fruit, containing high fiber and potassium and can even help with weight loss and controlling blood pressure.
Planting Location: When deciding where to plant your fig tree keep in mind that fig trees will perform best in full sun. They can tolerate shade, but prefer full sun. Plant them in an area that doesn’t get hit with harsh winter winds. Fig trees grown in containers should be placed by large sunny windows if kept indoors.
Planting Directions (in ground):
1) Once you’ve selected the perfect planting site dig a hole that’s three times wider than your tree’s root ball, and just as deep.
2) Loosen the soil on the sides of the hole with a shovel or pitchfork. Next, remove any debris like dirt clumps, grass, or rocks from the hole.
3) Place your tree in it, and make sure it’s level with the surrounding ground and standing straight up.
4) Begin to back fill your hole and gently tamp the soil down to eliminate air pockets.
5) After the planting process is complete give your fig tree a slow deep watering by holding a hose at its base and counting to 20.
6) Mulch around the base to conserve soil moisture and to keep weeds/grasses back.
Planting Directions (potted): Be sure the pot has good drainage!
1) For container trees, select a container that’s slightly larger than the root ball (1-2 sizes larger than the initial container the fig came in works best).
2) Add a mixture of your natural soil and organic planting mix to the container before you place your tree in it.
3) Make sure your tree stands straight up in its container and give it a good drink of water until you see water coming out the bottom of the pot. If your pot doesn’t contain drainage holes, you can quickly add some with a small drill.
4) Allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry before watering again.
Watering: Fig trees have a fair drought tolerance. Once established they will need a deep watering once every one to two weeks. Feel your soil, if it feels like its drying out close to the surface then it’s time to water your tree. Trees kept in containers will often need more water than those planted in the ground. Keep on your trees more often during times of extreme heat or prolonged droughts.
Fertilization: Usually fig trees don’t require any fertilizing, unless you know that your lawn is lacking in nutrients. If you need to fertilize your trees it’s best to do so in the early spring. Use a slow release, well balanced organic fertilizer, like formula 10-10-10.
Weed Control: Placing a 3 to 4 inch thick layer of mulch around the base of your trees will prevent weeds from growing. It will also regulate the soil temperature, and help the soil retain moisture.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $49||$19.95|
|$49 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||5-10 ft.|
|Mature Width:||5-10 ft.|
|Year to Bear:||Can Fruit the 1st Year!|
|Botanical Name:||Ficus carica 'Celestial'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ,OR|
|Grows Well In Zones:||7-11 outdoors|
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