1-2ft ''Madeleine des Deux Saisons' Fig Tree | 9cm Pot

Code: TR0586
1-2ft ''Madeleine des Deux Saisons' Fig Tree | 9cm Pot
Fig Tree 'Madeleine des Deux Saisons' - 9cm Pot
Dating back to ancient Versailles in the reign of Louis IV, the 'Madeleine des Deux Saisons' fig tree is particularly hardy and remains a worthy garden variety. With delicate pink coloured flesh and an exceptionally sweet flavour, the fruits are delicious eaten freshly picked. The figs themselves are large and more spherical than most, and there is plenty of them with both crops. Literally translated as Madeleine of Two Seasons, this productive variety produces two crops per season during hot UK summers and if protected over winter the second crop will ripen early during the following summer.

As with most figs, you are likely to get bigger crops if you keep in a container and restrict root growth. Placed in a containers these are perfect trees for a nice sunny patio.

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: 9cm Pot
  • Approx height on arrival: 15-20cm
  • Shrub is approx. 2 years old
  • Fruit: Purple figs
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2m
  • Approx Spread: 1m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: Early summer and again around sept
  • Tolerance: Drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Upright
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves, dried
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 3-4 years
  • Scented: No
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides food for birds
  • Requirements

    • Light Requirements: Partial shade, full sun
    • Soil Requirements: Acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
    • Moisture: Moist but well-drained, well-drained

    Optional Extras
    • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
      Add +
    • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
      Add +
    • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
      Add +
    • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
      Add +
    Selected items will be included with your purchase

    Caring and Maintenance

    Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.

    Planting

    • Planting Distance: 1.2m

    These soft fruits will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 4.0 - 6.0 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
    Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

    Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

    Fruit Benefits

    These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

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    Customer Reviews

    Average Rating: 4.2/5 (10 reviews)

    Rating: 5/5

    "Very good and nice plants"

    Reviewed Wednesday, 23 January 2019

    Rating: 2/5

    "Only one of the three plants were successful."

    Reviewed Friday, 20 July 2018

    Rating: 5/5

    "Healthy fig tree, very pleased!"

    Reviewed Friday, 22 June 2018

    Rating: 5/5

    "very healthy plant good value"

    Reviewed Sunday, 17 June 2018

    Rating: 1/5

    "NOT YET RECEIVED, please check"

    Reviewed Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Rating: 5/5

    "Good condition. The tree is budding now."

    Reviewed Tuesday, 3 April 2018

    Rating: 4/5

    "Difficult to rate as plant is dormant in the winter!"

    Reviewed Wednesday, 21 February 2018

    Rating: 5/5

    "Already has leaves unfurling at the top."

    Reviewed Wednesday, 29 March 2017

    Rating: 5/5

    "Now in leaf, potted on."

    Reviewed Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    Rating: 5/5

    "Arrived safely happy so far have re-potted into larger pot."

    Reviewed Monday, 20 March 2017

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