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Deanna Fig Tree

R195.00

Ficus carica ‘Deanna’

The Deanna Fig tree produces large, round green skinned figs which turn slightly yellow when fully ripe. The skin is thin, with the flesh being straw coloured and very sweet.

The tree can grow between 2 and 7 metres in height with a spread of between 5 and 7 metres.

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Position

Full sun is required for good fruit setting. Plant your fig tree at least 5 to 6 metres away from any buildings or other trees to allow its roots and canopy to spread comfortably.

Size

Most mature fig trees grow to about 6 to 8 metres tall, with a similar spread.

Soil Type

Fig trees can grow in most types of soil as long as the soil is well-drained and contains plenty of organic material. They do not like acidic soil, so use ordinary organic compost to keep the pH up.

Watering

Water your fig tree every second day after transplanting it. Thereafter, it will need a good soaking once a week if there has been no rain.

Mulch

Mulch well to help prevent weeds and keep moisture for the roots. Use organic mulch like grass cuttings, wood chips or straw.

Pruning

It’s best to prune your tree during the winter by removing suckers growing on its base. Cut away dead and diseased wood. The main branches can also be cut back.

Fertilising

Fig trees are so easy to grow and rarely need fertilising. A fig tree that gets too much nitrogen produces less fruit and is more susceptible to cold weather damage. Use a general-purpose fertiliser with an analysis of 8-8-8 or 10-10-10. If the tree does not fruit properly, you are possibly overfeeding it, and if not, try our slow-release all plant fertiliser Apply 1 teaspoon every 4-5 months, your tree will absorb what it requires.

Harvesting

Figs don’t ripen once picked, so be sure they are ready to enjoy before plucking them. Generally, they are ready to pick once they hang down and are not perpendicular to the stem. They will also change colour as they ripen (the colour depends on the species).

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 100 cm
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5

Length

20

Width

20

Height

100

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5

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2

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medium_parcel

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flyer_size

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