This delectable treat, the Celeste Fig, is known as the “sugar fig” for its deliciously sweet flavored, medium sized fruit!
The Celeste fig tree features violet-skinned fruit with a rose-colored pink flesh that is sugary sweet with a rich taste. This cultivar requires minimal pruning and aside from winter protection in freezing temperatures is a low maintenance fruit tree. A small, closed eye on this fig prevents fruit rot from insects and moisture, thus increasing fruit production. The dried fruit beetle can gobble them down so just keep an eye out.
The Celeste is one of the most popular fig trees and is heat tolerant and self-pollinating. The Celeste is a compact tree making it suitable for container growing and small landscape spaces. It prefers full sun with loamy, well-drained soil and the fruit will begin to ripen in July. Can grow up to 10 feet tall at mature height. Be sure to water well during the first growing season so the celeste fig ficus carica variety can establish a strong root system.
This cold hardy fig tree is pest and disease resistant making it a great choice for many gardeners! Orders ship year round as this plant can be planted in some colder zones.
Ficus carica 'Celeste'
- Edible fruit
- Attractive foliage
- Self pollinating
- Highly productive