The Celeste Fig tree makes it super simple to grow your own figs. This Fig tree may be smaller than other varieties, but it still packs a production punch! You will have plenty of figs to share with friends and family even in the very first year! Loaded with calcium, magnesium, potassium, and fiber, Figs are definitely a superfood!
Celeste figs are ranked highest for taste. Their sugary sweet flavor is ideal for just about everything fig, from fresh eating and drying to desserts and preserves. This is one yummy and versatile fruit! It is hard to believe it's so good for you!
Celeste figs are purple-bronze with a smooth pink flesh that is speckled with tiny seeds. This dwarf fig tree often looks more like a shrub than a tree. It tolerates heavy pruning so you can easily sculpt your Celeste into the shape and size you desire. The uniquely lobed leaves are an exotic backdrop for the pretty purple fruit.
Its mature height and width is a mere 5 to 10 feet, making it perfect for small yards and containers. You won't need to prune the Celeste to keep it under control like other fig varieties. The Celeste Fig tree looks great in the landscape AND provides delicious fruit! What more could you want?
Healthy and delicious figs are one of the easiest fruits to grow! The Celeste Fig makes it even easier! Order yours today!
How Fast Does This Fig Tree Grow?
8-10 feet with a spread of 6-10 feet at maturity.
How To Prune
Prune the Celeste Fig tree when it is dormant in the winter season to encourage new growth for the spring.
Where To Plant
Celeste Fig is adaptable to a variety of soil types and should be planted in grow zones 7-10 with full sun conditions.
When planting your Celeste Fig tree be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing temperatures and extreme heat you can plant this Fig tree almost any time of the year.
Harvesting Tip: Do not harvest your figs until they are ripe indicated by a rich purple/brown hue and a fruit that has some give. Once picked, figs stop ripening. Figs also do great when grown in containers.
Fig trees thrive in full sun and are adaptable to a variety of soils as long as they are well-draining.
Mulching protects those shallow roots from drying out. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease.
Water deeply when planting and twice weekly for 3 months while your tree is establishing. After the establishment period, in most areas you will only need to water during dry spells. However, if you are in an extremely dry and/or hot climate, you may need to water a couple times per month in summer throughout your Fig tree's life. If you see wilting leaves, your Fig tree needs more water. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is highly recommended for Fig trees.
Fertilize in spring to give your tree a boost. Choose a slow-release, balanced fertilizer like the one we carry to feed your fig. Once established if your tree is growing and fruiting well, there is no need to fertilize.
Figs trees grown in containers will need fertilized 3 or 4 times per year as nutrients leech out of the pot when you water.
Prune your Fig in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches and to maintain size.
Celeste is a a disease and pest resistant variety of fig.
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|Mature Height||6-10 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|