Edible Fig (Ficus carica 'Celeste') in the Figs Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Celestial

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 15 to 20 feet
Plant Spread: 10 to 15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Espalier
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: A lactifer, the milky sap (latex) can be a skin irritant. Also present in some unripened fruit.
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Wasps
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Fig trees are attractive and the fruit is tasty

Comments:
Posted by dyzzypyxxy (Sarasota, Fl) on Aug 22, 2014 4:15 PM

Delicious fruit, yellow when ripe, that seems to take forever to ripen on the tree. It's necessary to keep the tree watered enough when the fruit is due to ripen as the figs plump up nearly double in size just a few days before ripening. All figs here in FL are prone to rust fungus that can cause all the leaves to drop, usually in late summer. If fruit is on the tree when this happens, it will not ripen.

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