Fig - Celeste Ficus carica

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FIGCEL

Regular Price:

$5.95
Bears small to medium fruit from early June to early Mid August.
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  • Celeste fig bears small to medium fruit from early June to early Mid August. Good fresh or processed. Small tree 10 - 15' if left unpruned. Zones 7a-11. Mature plants can withstand temperatures to 0 degrees. Below 0 will die back to the ground but will rebound in the Spring.
    Starter plants are shipped in 3" deep pots. We try to keep all of our plants between 3-8" in height with excellent root systems.

    Celeste Fig

     

    Plant Characteristics

     

    Fruit/Flower/Aroma Characteristics

    Plant Height

    Usually 10- 15 feet.

     

    Number of Fruit

    Very productive

    Common form

    Small tree. Usually a shrub in cultivation

     

    Size of Fruit

    Small purple/brown

    Growth

    Vigorous shoot growth

     

    Quality

    Excellent fresh, Excellent processed.

    Leaves

    Thick, 3-5 lobed, rough above

     

    Comments

    Closed eye very desirable.

     

    Culture

    Soil

    Well-drained soil. Will not tolerate excessively wet soil but needs ample moisture during fruiting.

    Exposure

    Full sun, often planted near a structure.

    Pruning

    Very little pruning as it will reduce crops size.

    Zone

    7a-11

    Comments

    Figs respond to minute amounts of fertilizer during growing season.

     

    Fig, Ficus carica

    Variety

    Fruit

    Season

    Comments

    Celeste

    Small fruit CE*

    Purple/brown

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    Commonly grown in the south. Doesn't bear fruit following severe freeze damage. Resistant to most souring and rotting. Closed eye very desirable.

    Brown Turkey

    Moderate fruit ME

    Bronze

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    Most widely grown variety. Will fruit following severe freeze damage. Medium eye opening.

    Green Ischia

    CE Green

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    Not widely grown, but color and closed eye make it desirable. Doesn't fruit following severe freeze.

    San Piero

    Very large fruit

    Purplish bronze

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    Season? Probably July / Aug. Fruit subject to souring and splitting.

    Magnolia

    Lopsided, Large OE Bronze

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    JUL

    AUG

    SEP

    OCT

    Tends toward souring and splitting. Will bear after freeze.

    Variety

    Fruit

    Season

    Comments          *(CE=Closed eye, ME=Medium eye, OE=Open eye)