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Fig, Violette de Bordeaux

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Short Description

Finest tasting fig, produces small abundance of purple-black fruit with out of this world, sweet, rich flavor.

Full Description

Widely regarded—and beloved—as the finest tasting fig, ‘Violette de Bordeaux’ produces a small abundance of small to medium size purple-black fruit with a very deep red strawberry pulp and out of this world , sweet, rich flavor. Hardy 6-10’ self-fruiting plants produce a harvest of fruit that can be enjoyed fresh or dried. Plants will thrive in extremes of heat, humidity, and drought; very good resistance to pests and disease.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

72-120 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

48-96 inches

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.


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Mar 26, 2018

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Item 15134 cannot ship to: AK, AS, CN, FM, GU, HI, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI
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    First Date: Mar-28 - Last Date: May-16
    First Date: Sep-17 - Last Date: Oct-29
Full Sun
72-120 inches
48-96 inches
Life Cycle
Growth Habit
Food Use
Edible Fruit
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Container
Fig, Violette de Bordeaux is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grew a lot this first year Came as a tiny plant as other reviewers mentioned but grew significantly this year! Looking forward to fruit year :-)
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and healthy Purchased a few months ago. Arrived in the safest and cutest plant transport box with air holes. Thank you, the three plants are healthy and beautiful. I will be ordering more plants. Thank you!!!
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy and Beautiful! I bought my VDB about two months ago and it is growing so fast! The VDB is such a beautiful fig tree. My fig tree arrived from Burpee in the mail and I was very satisfied with the shipping and the purchase. I am going to enjoy this fig tree for years to come!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very healthy little plant this little fig arrived after being in shipping over a weekend (it had fallen out of its pot) they could be taped in better for shipping i think.however the plant is very healthy looking despite its shipping I just stuck it back into the pot it & returned the soil from the box into the pot & watered it & its recovering nicely. dont expect a huge tree it is only a few inches tall but has 3 branches all covered with tiny healthy leaves so im happy with my "mothers day" sale purchase.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fig, Violet de Bordeaux I just received my fig today and it was wrapped with special care and looks great! It has an abundance of leaves and is flourishing in the pot that was sent. I would definitely recommend a purchase of this fig from Burpee!
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from small but grows fast. I bought this because a friend of mine bought it last year and had a few figs the first year and they were delicious. It does arrive small but grows fast.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from healthy tree/strange leaves I bought this several years ago and live in zone 9. It has become a healthy tree (from a tiny rooting) and has put up well with my transplating, and being neglectful, etc. However, there is something that perplexes me... the leaves are different! Do I have a negronne and a violette de Bordeaux? One life type is scoop shaped and the other is hand shaped. it is a mystery.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from wish i had read reviews first I expected a bare root "tree" or something maybe at least a foot tall. I got 2 cuttings in a 4" pot that are maybe 6" tall. Nowhere in the products description did it say what size would be shipped. I guess that's why they call it a "plant" in the description. This will probably take 4 years to be big enough to fruit.......
Date published: 2017-04-24
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