All summer long I was completely jealous of all those bloggers out there with their amazing Fig trees. (like 66 Square Feet and Our Happy Acres who had the most amazing fig tree harvests!) It really inspired me to get one. My very first apartment living on my own was in Astoria, Queens and there was this gorgeous fig tree that grew in the front entrance way. I never dared to pick one of the fruits because the landlord lived downstairs. However, I always loved the look of the fig tree and it's super cool hand like leaves. He had wrapped the tree in a blanket every winter, and I remember thinking to myself that it was a lot of work. I really wanted one, but wasn't sure about all the work involved. I only decided late in the summer to purchase one, and by that time, it was the end of the season, and Fig trees were hard to find in local nurseries in my area. Until the other day, I received an email from Logee's and they were having a newsletter sale of plants and among them was a Fig tree! I'm a sucker when it comes to discounts, and this Fig tree only grows to 3 feet when it's in a container. Totally perfect! I really wanted one that I could grow in a container so that I could bring it indoors in the winter so I don't have to deal with wrapping it. If you are interested, the discount code for $3 off this plant is "EMAIL" and sale ends January 12th. I never bought anything from Logee before, so I hope the tree that they send is nice and healthy. This photo is from their website. Isn't it just lovely?
Ficus carica ‘Petite Negra’
‘Petite Negra’ is an amazing fruiting fig that produces medium sized plump black juicy figs at a young age. This impressive fig is perfect for the indoor or patio gardener since it starts fruiting when plants are less than 12” tall. ‘Petite Negra’ is an ornamental beauty as well since the mitten-shaped green leaves make a lovely backdrop for the ripening deep purple fruit. Grow in full sun on a windowsill or outside in warm temperatures. If growing conditions are kept warm, it will hold its foliage year-round. Under cool temperatures, the plant will drop its leaves and go dormant until temperatures warm up.
Hardy to Zone 8 and higher for outdoors.
Full sun, grows to 2-3' in container, minimum temperature indoors 30°, summer bloomer.