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Desert King Fig

Ficus carica 'Desert King'

Pronunciation: FYE-kus KAH-ri-ka
SKU #07029
6-10

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OVERVIEW
Description This versatile fig thrives in cool climates, producing a large early crop even in the absence of summer heat. May set a second fall crop in warmer regions. The exceptionally large, green-skinned fruit has strawberry flesh of excellent quality. An attractive, prolific tree for garden or landscape. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.
Mature Size Quickly reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Edible, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Espalier
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Grape (Vitis); Lavender (Lavandula); Raspberry (Rubus); Fragaria (Strawberry)
CARE
Care Prefers enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Requires less water in fall and winter, more in growing season. Often root hardy to zones 5 and 6 with protection. Fertilize in early spring. Prune lightly in late winter to not remove the early forming spring crop.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.