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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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72-120 inches
48-96 inches
Life Cycle
Growth Habit
Food Use
Edible Fruit
Ornamental Use
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Fig, Violette de Bordeaux is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Growing up nicely. My little fig tree (about 4" tall) arrived looking very healthy. I transplanted it into a 2 gallon container and put it on my back deck (zone 8). It has only been about 3 weeks and it has almost doubled in height and width. It looks very healthy. So far, so good.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed! Bought this two years ago. The year I got it it grew very well. Last year it grew to 5+ feet, very healthy looking and beautiful big leaves but never produced any fruit. This spring it is dead. It was in a very protected area.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed As others have noted, this is a cutting, not a tree. I was very disappointed when I received this "plant", but I gave it my all anyway because I really wanted to get this one going. It didn't make it, though. I don't think it ever really had a chance.
Date published: 2018-01-22
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
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