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Peter's Honey Fig

Ficus carica 'Peter's Honey'

SKU
03674
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.
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Botanical PronunciationFYE-kus KAH-ri-ka
LoreThe earliest evidence of fig cultivation dates to 5000 BC. By the time of the Roman Empire, 29 varieties were known to be in cultivation.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply when soil is dry.
Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Grape (Vitis); Raspberry (Rubus); Olive (Olea)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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