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Adam Fig Tree

Named for its very large leaves (that would effectively keep Adam’s dignity intact), this fig tree is a beautiful addition to your garden.

The fruits are exquisitely sweet and earthy, with a purple-green skin and a deep red flesh. These are rather big figs that are packed full of nutrition, as are their leaves.

They reduce the risk of heart disease, help to regulate blood sugar levels, and aid with digestion.

They have copper, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B1, B2, B6 and K.

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Position – The Adam’s fig tree thrives in full sun, where the fruits can ripen in its warmth. But they are hardy, so they do well in a spot where they can get moderate afternoon sun too. This tree is ideal for providing plenty of shade thanks to the big leaves.

Size – The Adam’s fig tree reaches a height of between 2 and 5 metres and a spread (or canopy width) of between 7 and 12 metres at maturity (which is at 10 years of age).

Soil Type – This fig tree loves a well-draining soil that is kept moist. The ideal pH for the soil is between 6.0 and 6.5.

Mulch – Use organic mulch like straw or woodchips and cover the area around the tree well to ensure that the soil feeding your Adam’s fig remains moist. Just remember to keep the mulch a few centimetres away from the tree trunk so it doesn’t become waterlogged.

Watering – This hardy tree can endure a short drought period. But, if it gets too dry, give your tree extra water to give them a boost. They require only moderate watering for the rest of the year.

Fertilising – Usually, fig trees do not need to be fertilised. However, if you see that its leaves are not developing well, then a little well-balanced fertiliser can be applied. For one tree, only about 220 grams of fertiliser is required once a year. Be careful not to put too much nitrogen into the soil.

Pruning – This tree is even easier to grow because it requires little to no pruning. Dead or diseased branches can be removed. Prune it late in winter before any new growth begins.

Harvesting – Figs stop ripening when they are plucked, so be sure to let them ripen on the tree. As soon as they start to soften, they are ripe for the picking, which is some time in summer. You can store them in the fridge before eating them fresh, adding them to salads, or using them for delicious jams and preserves.

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 100 cm
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