Birds will flock to the patio to visit this container tree!


Negronne Fig Tree

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 48532
$24.95
Buy 3+ at $21.95 ea

Ficus carica 'Negronne'

Naturally dwarf and totally self-fertile!
Add a Mediterranean flair to the patio, walkway, or any sunny spot with this naturally dwarf, entirely self-fertile Fig. Just 8 to 10 feet tall (smaller if grown in a container) and spreading 8 to 10 feet, it boasts large, attractive lobed leaves and full-sized fruit of incomparable flavor. All the bounty of a full-sized tree, yet compact enough to be grown on an urban balcony!

'Negronne' bears one crop in midsummer (usually late July), then another in late September. In addition to keeping you in fresh figs for months on end, the sweet fruit lures every bird in the neighborhood to your garden, where you can study them up close as they nibble on the ripe fruit.

With maroon-black skin and bright red flesh, this fig looks as scrumptious as it tastes. Perfect for preserves or raw eating, it is a sweet treat within reach from midsummer until mid-fall. Self-fertile, so it needs no pollinator. Zones 7-10.

Genus Ficus
Species carica
Variety 'Negronne'
Item Form Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 7 - 10
Bloom Season Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 8 ft - 10 ft
Plant Width 8 ft - 10 ft
Additional Characteristics Edible
Light Requirements Full Sun
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers
Restrictions Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, Arizona, Canada
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
Beautiful tree, strong from the start
Miriam from NY wrote (May 28, 2013):
This is a gorgeous little tree that I first planted last spring in a small container. It gave delicious, beautifully dark red-fleshed fruit last summer, and it wintered in the container with no fuss. This April I was able to transplant it into our new garden, and it's flourishing, already showing several new fruits that are growing vigorously and it's not even June! I couldn't be happier with my first fig tree. I've even given one as a birthday gift to my aunt.
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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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