Fig Tree 'Brogiotto Nero' 10L Pot - Ficus carica 'Brogiotto Nero'
‘Ficus ‘Brogiotto Nero’ is a hardy, vigorous fig tree which is sure to become an interesting focal point to any garden.
It’s five-lobed, broad foliage helps the tree to achieve a delightful aesthetic charm, reminiscent of the Mediterranean countryside. And then there are the fruit. Sweet, delicious and in abundance the figs of ‘Brogiotto Nero’ which can be harvested from the summer are sure to make there way to the kitchen or can be eaten straight off the tree!
'Standard' is a term to describe the size of the tree as it is delivered to you. The eventual growth height of the tree is no different. Standards are more mature with thicker stems.
- Comes in a: 10L pot
- Approx. Height on Arrival (incl pot): 170-220cm
- Tree is approx. 3-4 years old
- Foliage Colour: Dark green
- Approx. Growth Height: 3m
- Approx Spread: 2.5m
- Harvesting Period: Late summer
- Tolerance: Drought tolerant
- Growing Habit: Bushy
- Self pollinating: Yes
- Uses: Eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Exposure: Sheltered
- Rate of Growth: max. height in 10-20 years
- Scented: Barely
- Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Soil Requirements: alkaline, neutral, chalky, loamy, sandy
- Moisture: moist but well-drained, well-drained
Caring and Maintenance
If growing in a container move the plant outside in spring, once the prospect of frosts has gone. Mulch outdoor grown plants in spring. Water well in summer. Figs can produce fruitlets in spring and summer. Only the small fruitlets produced in late summer can survive the winter, so remove any large fruitlets which you don't believe will survive. Fruitlets produced in spring may ripen in a greenhouse but are very unlikely to ripen outdoors. Remove any fruits which are not large enough to ripen at the end of the season.
If growing outdoors plant in a sunny location, ideally against a wall for protection. Figs also grow very well in containers, as they can be overwintered. Containers can also be sunk into the ground. Soil should be moisture retentive, as they grow well in soil with good drainage. A pH of 6.0 - 7.5 is ideal. They can be planted at any time but spring is the best period, as it gives the plant a full growing season to become established.
Dig a hole that is 60cm x 60cm x 60cm and 20cm away from the base of a wall. Backfill with soil and with compost if necessary. Slabs can be used underground to limit root growth and encourage fruit crops.
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.
RHS Award of Garden Merit
These figs are delicious fresh or even used in a pie as seen below!