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Desert King Fig

Ficus carica 'Desert King'

SKU
07029
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.
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Water deeply when soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationFYE-kus KAH-ri-ka
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater deeply when soil is dry.
Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Grape (Vitis); Lavender (Lavandula); Raspberry (Rubus); Fragaria (Strawberry)

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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