5 Best Fig Trees To Grow In San Antonio
Our harvest season has been ongoing for the last month. We’ve been harvesting figs, but not of our own garden bounty, although the tomato plants produce abundantly enough that we can have fresh tomatoes every other day or so. Just now, two of our neighbors in San Antonio have ripe fig trees. They have allowed us to pick them.
When you have fruit trees in your yard, it is likely that very soon, you will become sick and tired of the fruit, so you will enthusiastically welcome anyone who comes to take some! There are fifteen bearing apricot trees in the backyard of the rented house where I lived when I was staying in Utah.
After a while, I couldn’t even stand the smell of them anymore. I grew up in a state where all of the backyards had orange and lemon trees, where it was the same thing growing up in California. (Buy oranges and lemons from the supermarket? But what strange planet have you come from, anyway? ) Now back to the fig trees. I’ve been going there every couple of days so that I could pick five or six pounds.
There is no wonder why they cost so much since fresh figs are very delicate and prone to bruising easily. Not only that, but they go bad in just a few days. It is not just opportunity knocking; this is opportunity coming through the front door, taking off the shoes at the door and making its way inside. This is an opportunity coming through the front door, taking off the shoes at the door and making its way inside.
Chicago Hardy Fig Tree – USDA Organic
Chicago Hardy Fig Trees are specifically grown and nurtured to endure the harshest winter conditions, growing strong even after freezing… producing robust figs in the harshest parts of the country.
The organic fig harvest follows even the heaviest winter weather, and you get bushels of delectable figs. Pesticides and harsh sprays do not need to be used for organic, healthful growth. It can be trimmed and maintained at a height as short as 6 feet, making it suitable for any environment.
LSU Purple Fig Tree
Look no further than the LSU Purple Fig Tree for a hardy tree that produces sweet fruit with little effort. LSU Purple Fig is bred by the Louisiana State University College of Agriculture for disease resistance and delicious fruit. It is perfect for those looking for easy growth and the promise of harvests from home.
Even in the second year, the LSU Fig bears fruit! LSU Purple Figs can produce small crops of fruit in their second or third year after reaching full maturity. Most fig trees set fruit after four to five years. Additionally, our larger sizes would yield fruit in the very first growing season.
Desert King Fig Tree
A Desert King Fig Tree is just a click away from fresh, high-quality fruit. In addition to its high productivity, this prized cultivar is also consistently reliable, producing bushels of yellow-green figs with juicy, richly flavored, strawberry-hued flesh. Additionally, since it’s grown in California, you can count on it to perform well in your gardening landscape.
This desert king plant is very easy to grow. During midsummer to late summer, the Desert’s densely packed fruit ripens, making it a favorite variety for gardeners in coastal regions, high elevations, and other cool climates. In late spring it withstands frost damage that may damage its fruit. Since it thrives almost anywhere you place it, it’s adaptable to your needs.
Brown Turkey Fig Tree
You get twice as much production from the Brown Turkey Fig. Unlike other turkeys, the Brown Turkey produces two harvests per year. During the first growing season, a small crop is produced. After this, the main harvest will ripen in early fall and will offer the sweetest, richest flavor you can imagine.
You can grow easily here. In addition to exhibiting all the best characteristics of a traditional fig, your Brown Turkey Fig can withstand the harshest winters, and, like most fig trees, it tolerates heat well. You can even grow it indoors if your climate does not match its recommended growing zones.
Black Mission Fig Tree
Black Mission Figs are highly desirable for cooking because of their unique sweetness and texture. It is difficult to find them at supermarkets because of their rarity. Those plants are easy to grow and produce a home-grown flavor that is second to none.
Growth is easy for the Black Mission. The Black Mission Fig, on the other hand, loves to produce fruit without lots of pruning and fertilization. Your tree will bear delicious, sweet figs without you even trying. Planting the tree in a pot and bringing it inside during freezing weather is the best option if it gets cold where you live.
Osborne Prolific Fig Tree
There are figs everywhere! Our Fig Tree (Ficus carica ‘Osborne Prolific’) shares that sentiment when planted! Growing sweet, plump, delicious figs each and every year is not just a bonus, but a milestone for the grower.
As the “prolific” tree it is named for, it bears two types of fruit each year, one on old wood each spring, and the other on new growth in the fall!
When springtime arrives, watch in amazement as your fig tree begins to bear fruit that is purplish-brown in hue. It produces figs that are amber-colored and blushed in hue with simply sweet, scrumptious flesh.
As springtime approaches, delectable gems are ready for the start of summer BBQs and picnics! The summer harvest of your Osborne Prolific Fig Tree will leave you eagerly anticipating the fall harvest just in time to make holiday treats!