Fig Tree 'Del Portogallio' Half Standard - 10L Pot (125-150cm tall)

Code: PL43008
Fig Tree 'Del Portogallio' Half Standard - 10L Pot (125-150cm tall)
An exotic variety of fig tree, producing large, elongated fruits of a red-purplish colour at the end of summer and beginning of autumn. With it's pear shaped figs possessing a fleshy red centre, this is a large and tasty addition to your garden. Already over a metre tall, this tree is established and ready to grow well in your garden or in a large container.

Features
  • Comes in a: 10L pot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 150cm
  • Approx. Growth Height: 3m (9ft)
  • Approx. Growth Spread: 4m (13ft)
  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained
  • Exposure: Sheltered
  • Flower Colour: N/A
  • Flowering Period: N/A
  • Foliage: Deciduous

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.

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 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.

    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.

    The image below shows an example of this product in Spring time, when it is emerging from its dormant period.

     

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