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Figs have a long, historical and flavorful history! The edible fig is one of the first plants that were cultivated by humans and is probably one of the most eulogised of all fruits. Artists, writers and poets have waxed eloquent about the apearance and the flavour of the fruit – just read D H Lawrence’s somewhat erotic poem about Figs!

Figs have provided sustenance for man for as long as there has been dietary history, and they were the first fruits to be dried and stored by man. There was a fig tree in the Garden of Eden and whether it was the forbidden fruit is debatable, but it is definite that a fig tree provided the first clothing; “...the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.” It is probably for this reason that fig leaves, or depictions of fig leaves, have long been used to cover the genitals of nude figures in painting and sculpture. So, if you know that you are naked, you know what to do!


 


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Picture of Fig Brons Beauty

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Brons Beauty is a green skinned variety with a hint of purple when ripe. The flesh is soft, sweet and pink. This fruiting fig is highly ornamental as well as productive. Large glossy green foliage and a vigorous growth habit. Deciduous

 

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Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 4m

Fig Brons Beauty

Current Stock Height: 70/90 cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

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Picture of Fig Brown Turkey

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This fruiting fig is highly ornamental as well as productive. Large glossy green foliage and a vigorous growth habit with large fruit that are purplish brown with pink flesh and a rich flavour. A favourite fig for jam and preserving. Likes the sun and protection from harsh frost. Deciduous.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 4m

Fig Brown Turkey

Current Stock Height: 40/60 cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

$24.99


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Fig Brown Turkey

Current Stock Height: 140/160 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Fig Brunswick

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This Fig has large pear-shaped fruit with greenish-brown skin and quite coarse (but delicious) golden brown sweet flesh. Brunswick is more tolerant and hardy than many Figs but will still be happiest in a sunny well drained spot with protection from frost. Deciduous.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 4m

Fig Brunswick

Current Stock Height: 60/75 cm  ? 

Container: 4.7l  ? 

$29.99


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Picture of Fig French Sugar

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The delectable and desirable fruit of the Fig is full of calcium, iron, and Vitamins. Not only good for you they taste great too. This highly ornamental tree produces medium sized fruit with green skin and red sweet flesh. Will crop best if grown in a warm sheltered spot. Deciduous.

It is important not to let your Fig tree dry out completely in summer as this will affect the fruit. Pick your figs towards the end of summer (when the fruit bends at the neck) and leave 2 to 3 days to soften before eating. This variety will store well in the fridge.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 4m

Fig French Sugar

Current Stock Height: 60/80 cm  ? 

Container: 4.7l  ? 

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Fig French Sugar

Current Stock Height: 140/160  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Fig Oakura

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Oakura is a green skinned variety. This fruiting fig is highly ornamental as well as productive. Large glossy mid green foliage and a vigorous growth habit. The sweet red fruit are produced in large quantities. Deciduous.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 2m

Fig Oakura

Current Stock Height: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

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Picture of Fig Sweet Black

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The fig tree is highly ornamental as well has providing us with a delicious edible fruits. Broad lobed glossy green foliage and sweet fruit that ripens around March. Needs a sheltered sunny spot away from harsh winds and frost. Vigorous grower. Deciduous.

Fig trees usually fruit 2 to 3 years after planting. They fruit on the new wood. The fruit is picked when the green fruit starts to turn brown and as birds absolutely love figs you may need to cover the tree or be very vigilant. Enjoy.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 4m

Fig Sweet Black

Current Stock Height: 100/110 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Fig Ventura

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Ventura fig has a compact growth form and produces large fruit with green skin and dark red interior flesh. The fruit have a pronounced long neck, ripen later in the season and perform well in the cooler climates of the figs' range. Ventura is grown both for drying and for fresh eating.

 

Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m

Fig Ventura

Current Stock Height: 120/140 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Fig White Adriatic

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Edible Fig. A handsome tree with large lush green foliage. The summer fruit have greenish-yellow skin and fine flavoured red pulp. Plant in a sunny well drained spot with protection from harsh frost. Deciduous.


Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

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Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 4m

Fig White Adriatic

Current Stock Height: 60/80 cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

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Fig White Adriatic

Current Stock Height: 90/110 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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