Peter's Honey Fig
Ficus carica 'Peter's Honey'
|Description||An attractive garden tree with an interesting winter appearance. Produces especially delicious, sweet, soft-skinned, yellow-green fruit each summer. Needs sun and plenty of heat to ripen fruit. Figs are often root-hardy and prolific in zones 5 and 6 if sheltered or planted against a south-facing wall.|
|Watering||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier|
|Design Ideas||This Fig can serve as both an ornamental and a fruit tree. Plant away from hardscapes where fallen fruit can stain. Use as a single specimen or as a cloak for fence lines or to screen out undesirable views.|
|Companion Plants||Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Grape (Vitis); Raspberry (Rubus); Olive (Olea)|
|Care||Prefers enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Requires less water in fall and winter, more in growing season. Shelter in colder zones; may die back and re-sprout from roots in spring. Apply fertilizer in spring. Prune lightly in late winter.|
|Lore||The earliest evidence of fig cultivation dates to 5000 BC. By the time of the Roman Empire, 29 varieties were known to be in cultivation.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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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.