Fig Bush 'Panachée' - 2L Pot

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Fig Bush 'Panachée' - 2L PotFig Bush 'Panachée' - 2L Pot
Fig Bush 'Panachée' - 2L Pot

This stunning green and yellow fig is also called the 'tiger' fig, thanks to the beautiful stripes on the fig itself. Within the fig, the flesh is a gorgeous strawberry colour, with a very sweet centre. Best eaten fresh, or dried out to create a well-preserved fruity snack. Figs are packed full of vitamin C, and contain antioxidants and calcium, too. They are also full of fibre, making them very good for the digestive system.


Characteristics
  • Foliage Colour: dark green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 3m
  • Approx Spread: 2.5m
  • Comes in a: 2L pot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 25-45cm (10-18")
  • Tree is approx 3 years old
  • 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

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: alkaline, neutral, chalky, loamy, sandy
  • Moisture: moist but well-drained, well-drained

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height.So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height.So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

If growing in a container, move the plant outside in spring, once the prospect of frosts has gone. In spring, mulch outdoor grown plants. 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.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 3m

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 over-wintered. Containers can also be sunk into the ground. Soil should be moisture retentive; the plant grows 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.

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.

RHS Award of Garden Merit

The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.6/5 (5 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Efficient. Would recommend."

Reviewed Sunday, 6 September 2015

Rating: 5/5

"very good"

Reviewed Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Rating: 4/5

"Arrived well packed looked pretty healthy planted straight away fingers crossed it grows !!"

Reviewed Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Rating: 4/5

"Good, sturdy plant, very pleased."

Reviewed Monday, 1 September 2014

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent"

Reviewed Wednesday, 6 August 2014

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