Hello everyone. I'm excited to announce that I'm offering a selection of fig trees for sale this fall. Check out the sale here. This is the last opportunity to buy fig trees until the springtime. The trees sold in the spring will be offered as early as March and in about 3ish weeks, I’ll have fig cuttings listed for sale. Stay tuned for more on that!
I want to stress that it’s a great time to plant fig trees in warmer zones. In zones 8-11, fig trees can be planted now safely and will get off to a great start to the next growing season making use of the remainder of the warm days before winter. I believe fall and winter is the best time to plant fig trees in warmer locations. Even better than the springtime.
To read more about planting fig trees, check out this detailed guide here.
What’s nice about the fall sale is that I usually have a good selection to choose from. Especially the well-rooted 4-gallon-sized fig trees. These are trees that I’ve been growing for a year or multiple seasons.
You'll find the trees available in three sizes: one-gallon, two-gallon, and four-gallon. Here’s some planting advice I’d like to share with you for each size:
For the larger-sized trees, which are the four and two-gallon sizes, I recommend planting them directly in the ground, unless you live in a colder climate. Wait until the spring! Plant them in a larger container at any time.
The one-gallon trees are perfect to repot and grow for a few more months before planting them out.
As for shipping:
To ensure they can be shipped efficiently, the trees in larger pots will have to be trimmed to about a foot. I can ship 2, 4 gallon-sized fig trees in 1 box for $45. Considering they’re roughly 20 lbs a piece, that’s quite affordable.
They're transitioning into dormancy now due to the recent frosts. Most of the trees will arrive without leaves.
One additional note:
I want to stress the importance of choosing fig varieties that are well-suited to your local climate. I'm here to help you make the best choice for your garden. Feel free to contact me.
Here’s a quick guide:
For warmer and dry climates like Southern California, West Texas, Arizona, etc…
You cannot skip out on growing one of the Coll de Damas, a Black Madeira type like Colonel Littman’s Black Cross, Brocalet, or Sant Augusti, and a Hivernenca fig like De N’Amoros.
I would also consider Unk Mittica, Paratjalina, Pichoto, Panache, Bakio & Sister Madeleine’s Yellow.
I would give anything to be able to grow these figs at your perfect fig-growing locations. To read more about the best-tasting fig varieties, check out this guide.
For those with the fig wasp present in their area or are looking to hand-pollinate, check out Great Black & Burgan Unk (this fig turns into something incredible when pollinated).