Native plants for wetlands, fields or forests and an eclectic mix of other botanic delights

Ficus carica

Photo Credit:
Stan Kollar
Photo Credit:
Stan Kollar
Limited Supply
Hardy Figs are Delicious
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
Light Preference:
Full Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist to Dry
$19.50/1 gal. for Turkish Brown; The rest are size dependent
Turkish Brown are 2' -3' tall
Turkish Brown; $15/gallon

Edible figs (Ficus carica) come in many varieties. While most are best adapted to warmer Mediterranean climates, several are hardy to zone 6. We have a few left of Turkish Brown and Mission Black (Zone 7) .

Even though three varieties are hardy to Zone 6, it is best to protect them form harsh winter winds.  Many will produce a 'Breba'. crop in the spring on mature wood if the plant does not die back to the ground during winter (if that happens, roots will send up new stems when the soil warms). If you don't have a south-facing wall to plant against, you can add protection by insulating the plant with straw, and/or wrapping with a layer of burlap or plastic sheeting (like polyethylene).

Plant your tree in a sunny area protected from wind. If you need to cover or wrap your tree to keep it safe through the winter, consider keeping your tree pruned into more of a shrub or small tree.

To protect the roots, use mulching material such as hay, straw, or shredded leaves.

Growing figs in our climate is fun, entertaining, and can come with delicious rewards!

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Prices listed are subject to change, based upon size change and availability.

We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

We will consider contract growing an order with appropriate advance notice and availability of seed, cuttings or lining out stock.

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Kollar Nursery | 5200 West Heaps Road, Pylesville, MD 21132 | 410.836.0500
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