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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.

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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.

5-8

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.

Perennial

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

Bush

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Item 15134 cannot ship to: AK, AS, CN, FM, GU, HI, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI
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5-8
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Height
72-120 inches
Spread
48-96 inches
Life Cycle
Perennial
Growth Habit
Bush
Food Use
Edible Fruit
Genus
Ficus
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Container
Fig, Violette de Bordeaux is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 20.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding fig I was disappointed about the size of the plant that came in the mail last spring. I started the plant out in a big pot with some good soil to help it out. Well, when growing got in full swing this fig took off. I mean it grew into several stems and put on a load of leaves. By September, it produced 4 delicious big figs. They weren't small by any means in my option. I also couldn't believe it produced fruit its first year.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Growth! When these tiny little slips arrived I put them in a nursery bed for pampering. They are now over 3 feet high and having read up about the invasiveness of their roots wish that I had planted them where I intend to put them, now contemplating this next spring and digging and lining planting sites. Beautiful plants and some 4 or 5 years in the future I look forward to fruit!
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Price, Grows Vigorously! I was happy when I found this plant for its price, but a little upset when I received it since it was so small, about the size of my hand. I thought this was supposed to be a tree like the ones from my local orchard! However in only about 5 months this plant has more than quintupled in size, it started out slow and in the last 2 months has become a huge bush with about 40 inches diameter on a single 1GPH emitter set for 40 minutes every other day. This thing grows like a tomato plant, so don't worry about the size. No fruit the first yet as anticipated. Maybe a handful next year, followed by I'm sure a huge crop the next.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, it is small...but healthy. I agree the rooted cutting was very small but when spring came around they came to life. I'm happy so far because mine are looking very healthy. I probably won't have fruit until next year. It isn't a tree. It's 's a small cutting, but a year old tree runs about $30, so I'll wait patiently for fruit next year.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent plant brought it 2 month ago, very healthy, comes small grew quick
Date published: 2016-07-07
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