Desert King Fig
$5.00 – $15.00
Desert King Fig is a large, sweet, delicious, greenish yellow fig with rich, reddish purple flesh. The pulp is sweet and delicious either fresh or dried.
About Desert King Fig
Desert King Fig is a large, sweet, delicious, greenish yellow fig with rich, reddish purple flesh. The pulp is sweet and delicious either fresh or dried. This is a San Pedro (Black Spanish) type cultivar with a very good breba crop (first crop). The second crop is not as good in quality as the first. This particular cultivar should not be pruned severely. It is a fairly hardy fig that does very well in areas where summers are cool such as the Northwest as well as cooler areas of the South. This highly vigorous tree supposedly originated in Madera, California around 1920. One of the best for container growing.
- Latin Name: Ficus carica 'Desert King'
- Also Known As: King, White King
- Zone: 7-9
- Light: Full Sun, 1/2 Day Sun
- Pollination: Self-fertile.
- Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
- Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. tall, smaller with pruning
- Bloom Time:
- Harvest Time: June, August, September, October, November
- Type: Cutting Grown
- Yield: 10-15 lbs or more.
- Food Forest Use: Understory Layer
- Origin: Madera, California, 1920.
1 quart, 1 gallon, 2 gallon, 3 gallon, 5 gallon
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A guide to choosing the right size
1 Quart = Available for immediate dispatch. Plants are between 3in-36in in height. They are like small plug plants with deep (5in) roots that will get established very quickly.
Bareroot = Field grown plants that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.
1 Gallon & larger = Container grown or bare root plants (planted in containers while dormant) and can be planted all year round. Nursery standard container size (also called #1). The size refers to the amount of soil that the container holds which is slightly less than 1 gallon. Please note that at the moment we do not ship gallon and larger plants.