THE WORK HORSE
A standard bearer when it comes to cold resistant mid season figs. Discovered growing in a Chicago suburb, it is often referred to as Bensonhurst Purple. Under normal conditions it is cold resistant to zone six without any winter protection. This fig variety does not like rain and should be covered when ripening to maintain it’s strong berry taste.
The first two photos is the actual tree being sold. This tree has been grown from a cutting started at the end of November. Please note this tree is sold from the East Coast and is currently not effected by the Black Fig Fly spreading thru California. While cuttings sold from California are not effected, the BFF larva can be found in the soil of the potted trees. More information on the Black Fig Fly can be found on the OurFig Forum.
Bidding is open to the lower 48 states only. I do not ship to Hawaii, California or Alaska. NO international shipping. The trees are shipped in soil so know your states agricultural restrictions. More information on this variety can be found on the ourfigs forum or the figs4fun forum mobile website. I am DaveL on the forums
*****I will do my best to protect the tree during shipping, however, I recommend someone to be home for delivery or arrange with your post office to have your package held for a pickup at the post office. Please gradually introduce your tree to sun, wind or temperature changes. I deliver trees directly to my local PO to ship.******
In an effort to control the spread FMV by various mites, I have treated my trees with neem oil spray as a fungicide and with the spinoza Monterey Garden Spray as a miticide. Both are recommended for organic gardening. However as a precaution, I recommend that you isolate all new trees and plants from your collection for a short period of time to insure no issues. It is not unusual for fig trees to exhibit mild FMV.
***** Buy more than one tree and save. For every two trees purchased from me, the second tree ships for free, any variety. Do not make payment until I adjust the invoice.*****