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0160Q Fig tree 'Goutte d'or'
Plant grown in 7,5 liters pot - Height of plant: 150/175 cm.
Delivered by specialised carrier.
49.50 Available
0160R Fig tree 'Goutte d'or'
Plant grown in 2 liters pot - Height of plant: 20/30 cm.
16.95 Available
0160N Fig tree 'Goutte d'or'
Plant grown in 1 liter pot – Height of plant: 30/40 cm (12/16").
12.50 Available
0160P Fig tree 'Goutte d'or'
Plant grown in 1 litre pot – Height of plant: 30/40 cm (12/16").
Unit price available starting from 10 units purchased.
9.50 Available
0160J Fig tree 'Goutte d'or'
Young plug plant – Height of plant: 10/15 cm (4/6").
5.95 Available
0160M Fig tree 'Goutte d'or'
Young plug plant – Height of plant: 10/15 cm (4/6").
Unit price available starting from 10 units purchased.
4.50 Available
0160A FERTILISER – Fertiliser tablet to place at the bottom of the hole before planting. Slow release over 7 to 8 months. Only 1 tablet in each hole. 0.40 Available

 

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Fig tree 'Goutte d'or' - Ficus carica 'Goutte d'or' (latin)

Geographical origins: Persia and Asia minor.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 3 m, width up to 3 m.
Foliage: Deciduous.
Type of soil: Any, preferably well drained.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15°C.
Exposure: Full sun, protect from wind.


Properties and uses:
The Fig tree ‘Goutte d’or’ is a beautiful tree that thrives in all gardens, even the smallest. Its weak development even allows planting it in a large pot.
This fig tree, extremely productive offers magnificent golden figs, to degust when ripe (when a little drop of juice appears). The figs are also extremely good for jam making.
The first figs arrive in June-July and a second harvest in August (smallest and sweetest fruits).

Jean-Michel Groult advises you

Sensitive to the cold by nature
The fig tree, once well established, withstands frost up to -12°C approximately, but it is not totally hardy. A harsh cold makes it regrow from the stump which needs to be sheltered against a wall to ensure that the tree will grow again, with the least possible damage, in the spring. In this way, protected against a south-exposed wall, it is possible to harvest figs everywhere in France. The choice of the variety is important, as to get fruits in colder areas, you must choose a variety known as ‘unifère’( it only produces one flush of fruits per year) and early. The variety ‘Ronde de Bordeaux’ is the best in that case. If you only grow a Fig tree for its decorative aspect, it is of course a different matter. In areas where winter temperatures do not go below -8°C and at altitudes below 500 m, all varieties can be grown without needing protection.

Does it need pruning?
It is not necessary to prune a Fig tree in order to get harvests, unlike the classic fruiting species (apples, pears…) but it not forbidden to do so, if for example, it does take out too much space or if it takes on a shape which does not pleases you. Here are the possible pruning’s that can be done on Fig trees:
- To grow it as a tree: let the main trunk grow upright and cut right back all the growths which grow from the base.
- To grow it as a shrub: let 3 to 5 growths from the base (in this case select a young specimen and not a young tree which already has a main stem). Cut out all the other shootings.
- To limit its height: pollard the stems 50 cm below the maximum wished- size, always at the axil of a branch (never in the middle of a non-branched one).
- To limit its spread: shorten the side stems, cutting them at the axil of a branch you want to keep.

Creative Fig trees
The Fig tree is a tree which happily lends itself to the shape you want to give it. For example, you can train the branches against a wall as if it was a climbing rose. In this way, it benefits from the wall’s warmth and is sheltered from cold wind. The Fig tree can also be trained like Blackberry bushes, as a tray-shape. You need a Fig tree which has a single, high enough trunk. Spread out 4 branches horizontally in a cross-shape, training them on thick wires stretched out between stakes. Then cut the branches so as to only keep the ones which form an umbrella shape.

Fig Jam

Fig Jam

Fig Jam: This jam has a creamy texture sprinkled with crunchy seeds which is bound to please even the most sophisticated palates...

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