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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
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 9b
Plant Height: 8 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 8 to 10 feet
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Espalier
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt 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

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Posted by Dewberry (Austin, TX) on Jun 28, 2021 2:11 PM

This variety of fig is supposed to bear fruit repeatedly each year.

We planted this one the fall before the terrible cold weather of February 2021 in Texas. It froze back to the ground but it came back healthy. So it can survive a fairly long spell at around 4 degrees Fahrenheit.

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