2 crops each year!


Italian Honey Fig Tree

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 48222
$24.95
Item is sold out.

Ficus carica 'Italian Honey'

Incredibly sweet figs taste great right off the tree, dried, or preserved.
Nothing compares to the rich, sweet flavor of fresh tree ripened figs! With this slow-growing, very heavy-bearing variety you get not one but TWO crops of yummy figs every year -- from a tree that reaches a generous but very manageable 15 feet high!

The delicious, honey fleshed fruit of this hybrid does not need hot summer weather to ripen, so plants produce two generous crops each year, even in the North! You don't need another Fig for pollination, either (though your yields will improve with other Figs nearby.) This fruit is excellent fresh, dried, or preserved! Zones 7-10.

Genus Ficus
Species carica
Variety 'Italian Honey'
ItemForm Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 7 - 10
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 12 ft - 15 ft
PlantWidth 12 ft - 15 ft
AdditionalCharacteristics Edible
FoliageColor Dark Green, Medium Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, Arizona
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 4 Reviews Write a Review
Love my Fig tree
Tami from SC wrote (February 22, 2013):
I have had my tree over 10 yrs and I now call it Frankenfig. It is huge. I have to cut it back every Feb. I had always heard you are supposed to plant it against a wall (which I did). As stated before, the spring crop isn't so much but I, too, have to harvest morning and evening with the 2nd one. The only drawback is the bees.
delicious and a no-brainer
Sharon and Bob from FL wrote (September 03, 2012):
we planted our fig tree this past April and are getting lots of delicious figs. The tree (really a bush at this point) is in a large container on our terrace, about 4 stories up.
Great fig tree
Southern farm girl from TN wrote (May 04, 2012):
I've had one of these for 4 years and it is doing great. The figs are extremely sweet and make great perserves. Plant is hardy and takes heat and cold well.
The best figs ever
Tami in the upstate from SC wrote (April 17, 2012):
I have owned my tree for a few years now. The spring crop isn't huge, but the second one is!! I have to harvest them twice a day. They are sweet as sugar, too. Plus, I have given away 6 "babies" and they are all thriving and producing. If you can't grow this one, you can't grow weeds, lol.
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Planting:

Set 10 to 15 feet apart, preferably in well-drained soil of low to moderate fertility. Requires full sun. In northern zones, we recommend a southern exposure. For container culture, plant in a large tub or container, in well-drained soil, enriched with organic matter. Set outdoors after danger of frost is past, first hardening off in partial shade, then moving to a location in full sun.


Maintenance:

During the growing season, water well during periods of drought, and mulch with hay, compost or straw to preserve moisture and discourage weeds. To develop a tree form, train 3 or 4 branches 2 to 3 feet off the ground. Prune in spring while dormant, remove dead wood and thin to keep the top open and grow within bounds.

At the northern limit of its hardiness, add a winter mulch mounded two feet above the base of the plant. For container culture, bring indoors after a few fall frosts and store in a cool, dark cellar; water about once a month to keep soil barely moist. Prune lightly each spring to keep plants within bounds and repot every 2 to 3 years as needed.


Zones:

Zones 7-10

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