1ft Osborne's Prolific' Fig Tree | 9cm Pot

Code: TR0587
1ft Osborne's Prolific' Fig Tree | 9cm Pot
Fig Tree 'Osborne's Prolific' 3L Pot
If well looked after, 'Osborne Prolific' can be one of the most heavily fruiting varieties of fig tree. Ideal for a cooler UK climate, the 'Osborne Prolific' can grow in partial shade and is easy to prune and keep maintained. A great tasting fig of cream coloured flesh with purplish-brown striped skin should appear in late 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/ brown 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

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

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

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: 4.8/5 (6 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Very pleased with this plant is looking good and healthy"

Reviewed Friday, 20 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"very healthy plant good value"

Reviewed Sunday, 17 June 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

"great good communication prompt delivery"

Reviewed Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Now in leaf, potted on."

Reviewed Tuesday, 28 March 2017

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