In ancient times, Greeks and Romans cultivated fig trees for their ornamental and edible qualities. Growing your own is a great way to bring beauty to your landscape and unique, tasty treats to your table. Plus, a fig tree can grow well in a container, so it makes a perfect choice for those with limited growing space. Regardless of how or where you grow them, these trees are typically heat-tolerant, drought-tolerant, hardy and low-maintenance, so you won’t have to worry about constant pruning, fertilizing or watering. As they grow and begin to produce, you will see young, green fruit that ripens over time into a brown/purple color. You’ll know it’s ready to pick when it begins to droop. These figs taste great fresh off the tree or dried and eaten later as a snack.
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To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a fig tree.
Before ordering any tree, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area. Your climate plays an important role in whether a tree will produce figs or even survive. Fig trees are heat-tolerant and typically grow well in warmer climates, Zones 5-10. If you are in a colder zone, consider growing a fig tree in a container so that you can bring the tree indoors for protection during cold weather.
All of our fig trees are shipped to you in our exclusive EZ Start® bottomless pots. These containers allow some roots to be air pruned as they grow out the bottom, so that a dense mass of productive feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting and establishing easier and quicker. These roots also help to accelerate growth rates and may encourage earlier fruiting. When shipped to you, the trees will be approximately 1-2' tall.
To give you a head start on growing fig trees, we offer upgrades called Select EZ Start® potted trees for most of our varieties. When shipped to you, these top-grade selections will be somewhat larger — approximately 3-4' tall.
Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.
Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:
Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.
Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.
Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.
Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.
Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.
*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.