Fig - Magnolia Ficus carica

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Ficus carica. -'Magnolia' The most popular canning fig in the south. Brown skin and amber pulp.
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  • Ficus carica. 'magnolia' The most popular canning fig in the south. Tends toward souring and splitting if weather is wet. This can be reduced by picking just before maturity and used as preserves. Brown skin and amber pulp. Will bear after severe freeze. Very large fruit from mid July to Late August. Small tree 10 - 15'. Fruit are good for preserving. Zones 8-11. Does not need a pollinator.

    Suited to the Southeastern US. It is of the common variety of fig meaning it does not require pollination or another plant to develop and mature fruit.

    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.

    Magnolia Fig – Ficus carica 'magnolia'

     

    Plant Characteristics

     

    Fruit/Flower/Aroma Characteristics

    Plant Height

    Usually 10 to 15 feet.

     

    Number of Fruit

    Very productive

    Common form

    Small tree. Usually a shrub in cultivation

     

    Size of Fruit

    Very large  size, bronze

    Growth

    Vigorous shoot growth

     

    Quality

    Excellent fresh, Excellent processed.

    Leaves

    Thick, 3-5 lobed, rough above

     

    Comments

    Good for preserving.

     

    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

    8,9,10

    Comments

    Figs respond to minute amounts of fertilizer during growing season.