Best 5 Fig Trees To Grow In Las Vegas
Fig trees are fast-growing, easy-to-grow fruit trees. Colder climates can grow them in containers while warmer ones can grow them outdoors.
With their rich-tasting fruits and gorgeous billowing leaves, the tree is a great addition to backyard gardens and food forests. Get all of the information you need about planting figs to reap a bounty of flavorful figs.
Figs come in many varieties, but only one of them is traditionally grown by home gardeners, and that is the ‘Common Fig’ variety. Because this variety produces its fruit without the need for fertilizer from other trees, it is very suitable for backyard planting. Those with Caprigfigs, Smyrna, and San Pedro varieties have very unique, complex fertilization needs.
Fig trees can be planted bare-root any time during the dormant season, but it is best to plant them in Fig trees can grow in containers, which makes them perfect for container garden. It is possible to plant container-grown trees just about all year long. The fig tree’s fruit ripens between the months of July and October, varies in size, color ranges, and flavor, and is available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
It is important to choose a site where your fig sapling will receive full sun, good drainage, and protection from harsh environmental conditions like frost pockets and harsh winds. Whenever you plant a tree, keep in mind that it will mature into a large tree. The size of fig trees can range from 20 to 30 feet tall and equally wide, so bear this in mind when choosing a planting spot.
Make your hole two to three times the width of the root ball and two to three inches deeper than the root ball. Gently loosen the roots by clipping some of the remaining roots and pulling them loose. If the plant appears to be root-bound, loosen it.
Osborne Prolific Fig Tree
A fig for every corner! That’s the vibe you get when you plant our Osborne Prolific Fig Tree (Ficus carica ‘Osborne Prolific’)! For the fig farmer, that means not one, but two bumper crops each and every year full of sweet, plump, and delicious figs!
As its name implies, this cold-hardy tree produces prolific fruit, the first bloom being in spring on old wood and the second in autumn on new growth.
When spring arrives, you’ll be amazed to see your fig tree blossom into big, bright-red fruit with a purplish brown skin. Figs produced by Osborne Prolific Fig have beautiful amber-colored, pink blushed flesh that’s just so delicious!
Chicago Hardy Fig Tree
There’s no turning back once you venture into epicurean edible gardening! There’s such a satisfaction to watching your own homegrown crop ripen on your balcony, patio, or in your long orchard row.
Towards the end of summer, you’ll enjoy a bumper crop of figs from the coldest Fig tree available. A gorgeous Chicago Hardy fig tree (Ficus carica ‘Chicago Hardy’) grows nearby!
The Chicago Hardy Fig grows into an attractive upright shrub or tree, with three-fingered, leathery dark green leaves. The leaves here are huge-up to 10 inches long!
It’ll give Northern gardens a Mediterranean feel. Just think how great it would look on your balcony or patio to have a containerized pair or trio.
We call it Bensonhurst Purple Fig because it’s tough and vigorous. The harvest is plentiful, even if you live further south.
You might not notice the green flowers, but once the figs appear, you’ll be thrilled. Up to 100 pints of homegrown fruit can be produced by Chicago Hardy Figs in a single season.
Brown Turkey Fig Tree
How about fresh or dried figs for special recipes? You don’t have to go to the grocery store to get trees when you can grow them yourself!
A healthy Brown Turkey Fig (Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’) produces two crops of awesome fruit every year. Purplish-red skin and blush-pink flesh make this fruit taste divine.
Spring-summer is when the first breba crop arrives. You’ll be rewarded with the main crop soon.
Brown Turkey Fig can grow in warmer zones where the climate is cooperative. If you live in a cold zone or you’re short on space, plant your tree in a large container.
Black Mission Fig Tree
Unique sweet taste and texture make the Black Mission Fig a favorite for cooking, and it’s hard to find at the supermarket. You can grow your own now…saving you money and giving you a taste that’s unlike anything else.
It’s easy to grow the Black Mission. Black Mission Figs aren’t like other fruit trees that require lots of pruning, fertilizer and waiting. It won’t take you long to pick delicious, sweet figs from your tree. You can plant it in a pot if it gets really cold where you live.
The best part is you get two harvests a year. You’ll get delicious, robust fruit in early spring and early fall. This amazingly flavorful fruit will be available each year for baking and beyond, with a taste that’s comparable to crème brûlée, since it’s so rich and sweet.
Little Miss Figgy Tree
We made the Little Miss FiggyTM for you if you don’t have much space to grow your own figs. The tree lives up to its name. As a small tree, it can fit in tight spots, but it produces a lot of figs.
It will produce fruit the first year when you order larger sizes. In colder climates, you can grow this tree in containers…just put it in front of a sunny window and watch it grow. Within no time, you’ll be picking your own figs and biting into the smooth, strawberry-red flesh of this fig famous for its flavor. You can get a lot of sweetness from this tree, and it takes very little care.
Celeste Fig Tree
Fig trees have astronomical value. Are you looking for a medium-sized, fruit-bearing tree that can stand up to the elements? Celestial Fig Tree gets the job done. The vigorously-growing tree is cold-hardy, pest-and-disease-resistant, and fits in a range of planting spots. In no time, your tree will be covered in lush greenery.
The Celestial’s leaves can grow up to a foot long. The medium-sized ones are great because of their unique ‘closed eye’ feature. Basically, it’s like a built-in defense against the dried fruit beetle and they can’t spoil it. And here’s what happened? Hanging figs from your tree more and more with every harvest.