The Fig Tree Search is On!
My husband LOVES figs. He likes that they are not too sweet and loves the crunch of the seeds. I love figs as well, but heck, I love most fruit.
I grew up with a black mission fig tree in my parents yard but really did not start to appreciate them until the last couple of years. Now it is time to add a fig tree to our yard and I am having the hardest time deciding what to get. I only have room for 1 fig tree so all your fig enthusiasts, what would you get?
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I did a lot of reading about figs this year. I decided on a Peters Honey Fig tree. I’ve grappled with the decision. I too, only have room for one. I made my decision based on the reviews and the growth / number of figs. They are sweet and juicy for eating, and you get tons of figs. My little tree is about 2 1/2 feet tall. It has three figs on it. One is almost full size. I’ll be checking in to see what others have to say. I don’t have it in the ground yet. 🙂
Thanks for the fast reply. I have read alot about the Peter’s Honey! It is supposed to be very sweet and I read taste like honeydew melon? Do you find that to be the case…cuz I LOVE honeydew melon!
My three little figs are still on the tree so I’m not sure. I’ve never had one. 🙂
Tammy, I’m a huge fig fan and grow over 10 varieties in my yard in southeastern Virginia. I have been growing a Peter’s Honey in ground for 3 years. It is very productive and the figs are extremely sweet. My primary complaint is that they taste sweet but not very fig-like. I also don’t believe that they taste like honeydew melon or any melon. Sorry to be a downer, these are just my personal observations. I would recommend Violette de Bordeaux. Wonderful sweet figgy flavor, productive, manageable size, etc. I have quite a few posts about figs on my blog, including a recent post about Peter’s Honey. http://point09acres.blogspot.com/
Good luck on your fig quest!
GREAT blog! I am coming to the realization that I might have to get more than 1 variety of fig.
Hey, I have a BUNCH of fresh Panache “Tiger striped fig” cuttings, Not sure if you’ve experimented with winter taken fig cuttings, but they root and leaf out well in the spring.
I ended up getting strawberry vert, panache, and violette de Bordeaux…can’t wait to try rooting them.
Yum, I’ve read that violette de bordeaux is just like Jam.. sounds like my kind of fruit. I’m going to google strawberry vert out of curiosity lol. My panache does really well, it got an excellent crop this year, the fruit is really good, it’s sweet, but not sickeningly so. I actually surprised to have a baby opossum visit the tree..So cute! If you decide you’d like some more panache cuttings, let me know, I just did a winter pruning of my tree.
supposedly Violette de bordeaux and strawberry verte are supposed to be amazing. I had some panache figs a few months ago and they were SOOOO good. I ate a whole basket in one sitting and had to fight my 2 year old for them. If VDB or SV are as good or better than panache i will be a very happy girl!
I would like to purchase a few of your cuttings if you are interested. I am also trying to find a Tennessee Mountain Fig tree or cuttings. Thank you.
Hi Dianna, The trees are still very young and have not put out much growth yet so I do not have any cuttings this year. Maybe next. 🙂
I am looking for a source for Panache Fig cuttings. Thanks for your assistance.
My tree is still pretty young and I do not have any cuttings but try Figs4Fun. They have cuttings
Hi Tammy. I just found this thread from years ago. I live in Sebastopol, CA — not far from you — and I am wondering how your fig trees are producing. Are the fruits ripening on each variety? How are they? Which is the best? Thanks for any fig reviews!
They are producing really well. I love the green figs (strawberry verte and striped) the best. They are so good…like candy.