Fruit Trees

7 Best Fig Trees To Grow In Pennsylvania

Fruits like figs are some of the best (and most expensive) on earth. It’s true that most people think our climate is too cold to grow them, but there are many varieties that do well here. As well as being one of the most cold-hardy varieties, this variety is a top contender in taste tests.

Fig trees grow into small trees of large shrubs, produce a large number of large, green, scalloped leaves, and bear sweet, brown figs, gradually ripening from September until the end of fall. When the fruits are softened, they are ready for picking.

It requires pruning to keep the plants smaller but it can/should grow up to 15ft tall and almost as wide. Also, the size of the branch can be controlled through training and spreading.

Plant it in late spring or early summer, ideally in well-drained soil. After fig roots are established, they are drought-tough if kept consistently moist. In spring, apply an organic, balanced granular fertilizer to the surrounding beds

Bonce the stakes are around the plant, wrap the stakes with burlap or a tarp, and stuff the “cylinder” that results. In fall, the branches should be pruned when the leaves have browned to about 5 or 6 feet tall and pruned regularly thereafter. A little over four feet wide.

Hammer stakes around the plant, wrap burlap around them, then fill the resulting “cylinder” with fallen leaves so that the branches are insulated over the winter. Removing the protection by the end of April.

A cold winter may kill the stems completely or partially. Once you can see which wood is making new growth and which isn’t, you should remove dead wood in spring.

A Chicago Hardy plant will still produce fruit even with complete diebacks. The mulch over the roots heading into the winter should be 8 to 10 inches, and in the spring should be removed completely.


Osborne Prolific Fig Tree


You’ll be amazed at the red-hued, purplish-brown fruit that begins to appear on your Fig tree in spring. These large figs from the Osborne Prolific Fig have delicious amber-colored flesh with a pink blush.

Summer barbecues and picnics are just around the corner! Enjoy the first harvest of delicious gems this spring! Once you’ve enjoyed the spring harvest from your Osborne Prolific Fig Tree, you’ll be eagerly anticipating your fall harvest just in time to bake and jam for the holidays!

Figs are truly unique fruits. A Fig’s edible structure, unlike most fruits, is the stem tissue! Figs are inverted flowers with both an inverted flower and a stem that encloses both flower parts.


Chicago Hardy Fig Tree


Green flowers may not catch your attention, but you’ll be delighted to see figs in abundance. Up to 100 pints of fresh, homegrown fruit can be harvested from Chicago Hardy Figs over the course of the season.

Besides being easy to grow and maintain, it also produces great-tasting fruit. Therefore, the Chicago Hardy has become one of the most popular plants for home gardeners around the country.

They are both self-pollinating and high-yielding. There’s only one you need for fruit, but you’ll want more than that.

The purple-skinned figs on this tree are often referred to as the most delicious figs on a Fig tree collection. In addition to eating the fruit fresh, cooking, canning and drying it, the fruit can also be peeled.


Brown Turkey Fig Tree


Brown Turkey Fig fans love the rich, mild flavor and subtle sweetness that makes them great in many dishes. Fruits can be used in home preserves, canned, dried, or eaten fresh as an excellent snack.

Bronze fruits feature tasty red flesh and crunchy edible seeds. The fresh taste of figs is truly a delight for the palate.

Here’s some good news for foodies! Hand-picked figs, still warm from the sun, are much better than anything else.

The joy of harvesting your very own trees of figs allows you to snack, bake, and more. Additionally, you will be able to see exactly how your food has been cared for over the years.

This plant is also a lovely ornamental plant. Large, light green leaves cover the grey branches. They offer fun and funky looks all season long as well as a spicy fragrance.

LSU Purple Fig Tree

You won’t find a harder to grow tree than LSU’s Purple Fig Tree, which produces super-sweet fruit with little effort. For those who want easy growth and harvests from home, the LSU Purple Fig is ideal. It is disease resistant and produces excellent fruit.

This fig produces fruit within two years! LSU Purple Figs can produce small crops of figs after only two or three years after being planted. Most fig trees take four to five years to bear fruit. 

Little Miss FiggyTree

With the Little Miss Figgy, you can harvest your own home-grown figs without taking up a lot of space. A small tree in stature, this tree produces a large yield of figs.

If you order one of our largest sizes, you’ll have fruit within the first year. This tree will grow in a container in a cooler climate. Simply place your tree in front of a sunny window and you will see the growth take off. The strawberry-red flesh of this exotic fig that’s famous for its flavor will soon be yours to pick. With very little effort, this tree consistently and abundantly produces pure sweetness.

Fignomenal Fig Tree

It’s surprising how much can be contained in small packages! You’re going to love this fabulous “Fenomenal” Fig! This dwarf fig tree (Ficus carica) grows only about 28″ tall and wide. It’s perfect for containers on your patio, porch, or sunroom.

If grown outside, the Fenomenal Fig produces delicious, juicy fruit that you will never be without! It has blooming, thick foliage, and produces large, sweet fruit that is easy to peel. The medium-sized fruit is brown on the outside with a pink center.

Better still, Fenomenal Figs are very low-maintenance. When kept in full sunlight, watered regularly, and kept out of extreme cold, they are happy. Leaving them alone is perfectly fine.