Fig Trees - MagnoliaScientific Name: Ficus carica
Best Planted In Zone: 7-10
Magnolia is also known as Brunswick, Dalmatian and Madonna. The Magnolia is a good, medium to large sized tasty fig with attractive, deeply lobed leaves. The skin is reddish brown and the flesh is amber to strawberry colored. It is a vigorous, very hardy (known to survive 5 degrees Fahrenheit without damage) tree with a light breba crop. The rich, sweet flavor is best when the flowers are pollinated but does not need a pollinator to bear fruit. The figs are good fresh or preserved. This is one cultivar that is worth growing for the ornamental value alone. Because the fruit may spoil if it is excessively wet during ripening, this clone is best grown in the Southwest or other areas where it remains dry during this time. At mature height the tree is 10 - 15 feet in height. USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10.
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Plant fig trees in loamy soil and in a northern exposure. They need plenty of sunlight and room in order to grow and thrive. Fertilize once a year. Fig trees only require light pruning which should be done in late winter.