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  • Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.9m

fig 'Little Miss Figgy' (PBR)

fig

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12cm pot £16.99
£16.99
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This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: will tolerate most soils, except very badly drained
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A naturally compact fig, bred specifically for its dwarfing habit, 'Miss Figgy' is ideal for smaller spaces. Its foliage looks just the same as the larger species, but it forms on smaller, well-balanced plants, which are perfect for the patio. The fruit it can produce (usually after a long, hot summer), is delicious baked with maple syrup and and served with a dollop of mascarpone cheese - washed down with an espresso or liqueur…yum!

  • Garden care: If grown for its fruit, pot it up to restrict the roots, and either grow it on the patio, or sink the pot into the ground.

    Prune in spring when all chance of frost has past. Remove any frost-damaged or weak branches, and thin out shoots to let light in. Some pruning may be required in summer to encourage bushier growth. If so, trim all new shoots back to five or six leaves.

    Figs are capable of producing three crops of fruit every year, but in our climate it is the tiny little ones that you find tucked into the leaf axils in autumn, that if protected from frosts, will go on to ripen in their second summer. Therefore if you are growing the fig for its fruit rather than its foliage, you should remove any developing fruits that are larger than a pea in autumn, and either cover the crown of the tree with a blanket of frost fleece or try to gently pack it with straw. This will keep them snug and warm throughout winter and push the plants energy into the development of the young fruits, which should grow into fully ripened figs next year.
  • Skin irritant with sunlight
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