One of our favorites! This Southern heirloom queen is sure to please with it’s high quality, large fruit and adaption to the humid, wet, rainy, hot summers of the Southeast. Performed surprisingly well for us even in the very rainy summer of 2018. Along the sunny south side of our house it has thrived and it’s LARGE, plump figs begin ripening in September. Magnolia figs are large size for a cold hardy fig, as can be seen in the photos (a friend was amazed and said they resemble tropical figs). They quickly turn from green to a lovely reddish-magenta color when ripe. Fruits are firm, with a nice melting texture and great fig flavor; spicy and sweet. The fruit is resistant to mold, rotting, splitting after rain and fig rust (fungal disease of leaves). Really first class! Vigorous, robust and fast growing tree. This fig seems to need a long season to ripen it’s fruit well, so it seems most suited to a southern location. Cold hardiness is good but needs winter protection in zone 6. This fig would really shine anywhere south of Kentucky and TN, especially in the Deep South and Texas, although with winter protection it does well in KY in our trials and is one of the best.
PLEASE NOTE: It is Autumn in KY and so our figs are turning yellow and dropping leaves. Your figs may be dormant and leafless upon arrival, or may have a few leaves still but they will be ready to drop soon. ALSO: All figs shipped to TX, CA, NM, WA, OR, NV must be bare-rooted before shipment, and so will not ship until sometime in NOVEMBER-DECEMBER.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC PLANT
Site requirements: Full sun location. Figs will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Protected yet sunny locations, such as on the South, East or West side of a building is ideal.
Size at maturity: 8-15′, depending on location, climate and care.
Pollination: This fig requires no pollination in order to set fruit.
Resistant to: Figs are known for remarkable disease and insect resistance. Magnolia is resistant to mold, rotting, splitting after rain and fig rust (fungal disease of leaves). Ants can get interested in figs and heavy rains can make the current figs rot, so keep well-picked. Figs continue to put on new fruit constantly until frost.
Hardiness: USDA zones 6b-10. Winter protection in zone 6 recommended.
Plant size: 2-3 foot tall (LARGE SIZE) in 9 inch deep nursery tree pot.
OUR NURSERY IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN 100% FIG BUD MITE FREE.