2ft ''Dalmatie' Fig Tree | 3L Pot

Code: TR0242
2ft ''Dalmatie' Fig Tree | 3L Pot

Prolific producer of large fruits

Certainly one of the best figs for the British climate. It crops reliably in the UK given a sunny sheltered spot, ideally against a south or west facing wall. Once established, the plant is drought tolerant and provides excellent shade, and also produces wonderful Mediterranean fruit that are naturally rich in Vitamin C. Will grow well in a pot, or in a pot sunk into the ground to within 2.5cm of the rootball.

Variety Information

Needs A Pollination Partner? Fig trees don't need to be fertilised to produce fruit. No
Harvesting Period July
Estimated Time to Cropping 2 Years
Estimated Time to Best Yields 5 Years
Uses Eating Fresh, Cooking

Size Information

Supplied As 3L Pot
Height on Arrival Height can vary depending on when you purchase your tree, and what rootstock and variety combination you buy.40-80cm
Age 2 Years
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 3m x 4m (10 x 12ft)
Supplied As Height On ArrivalTitle Supplied By Price Link Image
9cm Pot 0.4m9cm pot Primrose supplied Tree
RRP £14.99  £12.99
Primrose RRP £14.99  £12.99View Here
3L Pot 0.6m 3L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
RRP £19.99  £9.99
Primrose RRP £19.99  £9.99This Product
Optional Extras
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • Tree Planting Kit - Tree Stake, Tie and Empathy Rootgrow
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 40cm Polystone Medium Black Round Planter
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  • 50cm Polystone Large Black Round Planter
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  • 44cm Terracotta Verona Rolled Rim Planter
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  • 51cm Terracotta Verona Rolled Rim Planter
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Key is to regularly water newly-planted trees, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your tree has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Before planting, drench the rootball. Place the pot in the hole, ensuring it sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your tree a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring.

We have developed an eco friendly polypot currently in use across our 9L range. The polypot uses less than 20% of the plastic compared with a normal pot and, unlike most garden center pots, is recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling to encourage a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in a specially made, extra thick, cardboard box with a clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

We wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your tree gets off to a flying start.

We use the same specialised box as our potted trees to ensure safe transit.

Fig trees are easy to grow, but producing a good crop is challenging. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: figs are native to Western Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean and are best grown in full sun, ideally against a self-facing wall that radiates heat. Figs need to be wrapped in frost protection come winter. Potted plants can be moved into any unheated outbuilding once they are dormant.
  • Position: to produce a decent crop, figs need to be grown in a greenhouse or against a south facing wall. Planting your tree in a sheltered spot will help prevent uprooting in strong winds.
  • Soil Types: soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your tree of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a tree of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.
  • Planting In Pots: figs grow well in pots as restrictions on growth stimulate fruit set. Figs are suited to marginally acidic soil, so any compost except ericaceous and mushroom is fine. Choosing a black pot is recommended as it absorbs heat. White mulch will reflect light back towards the tree.

Fig trees are parthenocarpic, which means they still produce fruit in the absence of pollinators.

As parthenocarpic fruits aren't pollinated, they don't produce seeds, and can only be propagated vegetatively through cuttings. These cuttings are grown on their own roots and as such figs don't have rootstocks.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.4/5 (10 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"what more can i say, very satisfied"

Reviewed Sunday, 17 September 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent"

Reviewed Monday, 2 January 2017

Rating: 5/5

"What I was expecting"

Reviewed Monday, 30 May 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Good healthy looking plant. No volunteer weeds in the pot."

Reviewed Monday, 4 April 2016

Rating: 4/5

"very well packaged"

Reviewed Monday, 16 February 2015

Rating: 5/5

"This fig tree Dalmatie is much larger than I expected , really fantastic . thanks very much !"

Reviewed Saturday, 18 October 2014

Rating: 2/5

"Small specimen, much less mature than one I found at local garden centre for the same price."

Reviewed Sunday, 17 August 2014

Rating: 4/5

"Disappointing that there was no cane support for the tree and that they were supplied in 3L DEEP pots, this means you cannot now use normal pots The trees were in excellent condition and are growing"

Reviewed Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Rating: 4/5

"This, I hope will thrive as an indoor potted tree - regularly watered - only to be put outside in warm weather. I expect to see edible fruit eventually."

Reviewed Friday, 28 February 2014

Rating: 5/5

"These were well established fig trees. Having bought other varieties of fig from several other nurseries at a similar price, none have been as good as these plants. On the basis of the trees I received, I would recommend Primrose for fig trees."

Reviewed Monday, 6 January 2014

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