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
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.