Fruit Trees

5 Best Fig Trees To Grow In Virginia

Fig trees of the “Brown Turkey” variety are very popular in Virginia, as they can be grown hardy in zones 7 through 10. Figs from the Brown Turkey fruit twice a year and are self-pollinating. In general, figs are about 4 inches long and produce a great deal of fruit once the trees get established.

It took this fig 40 years to produce fruit, which makes it different from other figs. Figs on this tree were large and green with green skin and the most delicious fruit you could imagine. Antony brought in buckets of fresh figs from the tree and left them all over the office in large plastic containers. I would gorge myself on figs with my coworkers. The figs Anthony shared with me made me fall in love with fig trees, and ever since I promised myself that I would have fig trees once I moved into my own home. Thanks to technology, it’s now possible!

The rows of attached houses in Queens neighborhoods in the wintertime are dotted with “mummies.” In reality, these “mummies” are simply bundled fig trees wrapped in burlap. Burlap and rope are used to wrap the burlap around the trees to protect them from the cold New York City winters. In winter, trees survive better with burlap than with plastic, which protects them from cold. Because of them the fruit grows new wood, so allowing them to be severely pruned increases fruit production.


Osborne Prolific Fig Tree


Spring is here, and your Fig trees will begin hanging heavy with purple-skinned, red-hued fruit. There is nothing sweeter than a juicy fig that is amber-colored and pink blushed, produced by the Osborne Prolific Fig!

It’s time for spring’s harvest of delicious gems, just in time for the start of summer barbecues and picnics! In a few months, your Osborne Prolific Fig Tree will produce an abundant harvest just in time for fall baking and jam making!

Unique is the fruit of the fig tree. An edible structure in a Fig is the stem tissue, as opposed to matured ovary tissue in most fruits! Inverted flowers, fig fruits have both male and female flower parts enclosed within stem tissue.


Brown Turkey Fig Tree


It is possible to grow the Brown Turkey on the deck, patio or balcony in a container! Moreover, it is also very tolerant of the urban environment, so you can enjoy fresh fruit right in the city center.

Cover your container well or move it into a shed or garage that is not heated to go dormant over the winter in growing Zones 5 and 6. The show begins again when you take it outside!

(Pro tip: use a sturdy pot caddy so that your container can sit on top of the caddy first, before you fill it with dirt and plant your figs. It will make your life a lot easier!)

Its mild flavor, rich sweetness, and rich texture make this fig a favorite among many people. Fruit is excellent for home preserves, canning, drying, and fresh eating as a snack.


Celeste Fig Tree


Trees like this make impressive specimens. A summer tree covered in lobed, deep-green Fig leaves will capture your attention. Tropical-looking leaves and branches create a beautiful picture.

Celeste Fig trees are among the easiest to grow fruit trees. The following are the reasons:

One tree is enough to pollinate all the flowers. There is not much pruning needed on this medium-sized tree. You can easily harvest your crop while it remains small.

There is a little eye at the bottom of the fruit when this variety has a ‘closed-eye’. Thus, it is more resistant to pests, splitting, and sourness. In the Deep South, it is especially welcome during the long, humid summers.


Black Mission Fig Tree


There’s good news for fig lovers! Growing your own fruit is simple and easy if you have a Black Mission Fig Tree (Ficus carica ‘Mission’). Two harvests are produced each year by this prolific tree.

There is nothing like picking incredibly fresh figs from your own tree to snack on, bake with, and more! Over a long period of time, your food will be handled with care.

This Fig variety is popular with growers because it is easy to care for. Place it in zones with a cooperative climate where it will grow well. Colder zones may plant Black Mission Figs in containers.

Low maintenance is required for the Black Mission Fig variety. Trees such as this don’t require green thumbs to grow. The best way to keep them looking and performing their best isn’t to fuss with them.

All you need to do is plant it in well-draining soil, water evenly, and watch it grow.

A prolific fig species, the Black Mission Fig Tree produces year after year. You can’t go wrong with this choice, with its sweet, jammy fruit.

LSU Purple Fig Tree

Look no further than the hardy LSU Purple Fig Tree for a tree that can produce incredibly sweet fruit without much effort. In addition to being disease-resistant and delicious, the LSU Purple Fig is bred for easy growth and harvest from home by the Louisiana State University College of Agriculture.

Even the second year of growth brings fruit to the LSU Fig! The LSU Purple Fig can set fruit as soon as its second or third year. Most fig trees take four years or more to reach full maturity and fruit. Plus, you could get fruit right away since we have bigger sizes.

Assorted Figs – USDA Organic

The organic growth of this fig allows it to thrive without harsh sprays or chemicals. How about a natural twist on a classic fruit? We’ll send you a grab bag containing fig varieties from on-site, such as our Chicago Cold Hardy Fig, Brown Turkey Fig, and Celeste Fig.

We meet durability, growth, and adaptability with low maintenance. Regardless of the planting location, these eye-catching cultivars are well-suited. In addition to producing a large quantity of your favorite fruit, robust and delicious, this organic variety also produces figs with vibrant colors in your garden or yard. This landscape features a fabulous variety of beautiful flowers that double as curb appeal.

The heavenly, healthy figs make a perfect addition to any recipe as well as for picking and eating. They are brightly colored with shiny, smooth skin concealing a luscious flavor. There is no comparison between the taste and appearance of each fig. Flavorful, crunchy seeds and gorgeous growth – it’s the definition of beauty in bloom. Assorted Figs’ potassium and fiber contents make them an ideal package for health and wellness.