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Fruit plants for sale | Fig Trees.

Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Fig fruit plants direct from our Nursery.

3&4 Litre - A pot grown plant. These are one year old plants that are ideal to grown in any shape you wish.

5 Litre - Half Standard and has a clear stem on 90cm before and growth. Ideal for growing in a large pot or open ground with a lollipop shape. Not suitable for trying to grow as a Fan shape.

For best results plant into a pit or grow in a large container to restrict root growth.

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It is the small pea-sized embryo figs formed in the autumn, that over-winter to produce a crop of figs the following August/September. Any figs that are larger than this, will not ripen and should be removed in November.

situation

For best results plant into a pit to restrict root growth. It is the small pea-sized embryo figs formed in the autumn, that over-winter to produce a crop of figs the following August/September. Any figs that are larger than this, will not ripen and should be removed in November.

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Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. A delivery charge of £8.50 is for all single tree orders. £10.00 if more than one tree except in the case of the Espalier and Fan trained trees where this charge is a maximum of £40.00. The lower postal rates range from £2.80 - £5.70, will be applied to smaller orders of the lighter plants like currants, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, asparagus and strawberries although larger orders will go into the £10.00 rate. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

Panache

Fig Trees | Genus Ficus carica | Fig Panache Plants For Sale | Buy Online

Fig Panache plants for sale - Can also be known as the striped tiger fig. Very unusual striped yellow to green figs. The flesh is brilliant red and has a delicious sweet strawberry-like flavour. Must be grown in a warm spot in the garden and is best grown in a large tub. Harvest Period July - August. The variety Ficus Carica Panache or Striped Tiger Fig is one of the more ancient varieties and it can be traced back as far as the 1600s.

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Size
Description
Price
Availability
QTY
2 Litre
20-30cm Tall
£12.60
45 Available

10 Jul 21 | Jef

Ordered 2 of this, both seem to be doing well. I think it is grown from cuttings, very healthy.

12 Apr 17 | Sherry

The plant looks healthy and leaves are growing out.

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Panache Fig Growing Tips.

How to grow a Fig Panache in my garden - 

Figs need warmth and sun and so are best grown as fan-trained trees against south or south-west facing walls or fences. In very favourable areas they can be grown as freestanding bush trees. Therefore choose a well-sheltered spot, which is exposed to the sun and plant 4-5 m (12-15 ft) apart. If grown against a wall it should be planted approximately 25cm (10in) away from the wall to avoid it being in a rain shadow.

The traditional method of planting is to construct a fig pit measuring 60 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm (2 ft x 2 ft x 2 ft). This can be constructed of 60cm x 60cm (2ft x 2ft) square paving slabs or something similar which are set into the ground with the rim about 2.5cm (1in) above ground level. The base of the pit should be packed with brick rubble or broken tiles to a depth of approximately 22cm (9in) to provide drainage and to prevent the roots escaping. 

The pit should be filled with a loam based potting compost such as John Innes No 3. Alternatively a pot of 35-45cm (14-18in) diameter can be used and plunged into the ground – provided it has adequate drainage holes. Crock it well and again use a loam based potting compost such as John Innes No 3. Repotting of pot grown figs will be necessary every 2-3 years – do this in late winter.