Sweet, Sweet Fruit That is Easy for Home Gardeners!
This delectable treat, the Celeste Fig, is known as the “sugar fig” for its deliciously sweet flavored, medium-sized fig fruit!
The Celeste fig tree features violet-skinned fruit with a rose-colored pink flesh that is sugary sweet with a rich flavor and taste. This cultivar requires minimal pruning and aside from winter protection in freezing temperatures is a low maintenance fruit tree.
The ficus carica aka common fig is a well-known and widely planted fig tree. The Celeste fig plant falls under this category as well as the Brown Turkey fig. They are self-fertile and do not require cross-pollination.
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. You may want to create a protected area from other critters like squirrels and birds who may also eat your fresh figs!
The Celeste plant is a deciduous tree meaning it will lose its leaves over winter. The bright green leaves and baby fruit will appear in early spring once the weather permits. You may have a breba crop on the previous year’s growth!
CELESTE FIG TREE PLANTING
If you are wondering where to plant the black celeste fig tree, you have many options! The Celeste is one of the most popular fig trees and is heat tolerant and self-pollinating making it suitable for a variety of planting sites. The Celeste fig tree plant 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. Harvest figs quickly so you can enjoy more of them! Can grow up to 10 feet tall at mature height and 7-10 feet wide. Be sure to water well during the first growing season so the celeste fig ficus carica variety can establish a strong root system.
Celeste Fig Growing Zone
This cold-hardy fig tree is pest and disease resistant even to fig rust making it a great choice for many gardeners! Grow this fig across the United States in USDA growing zones 6-10. The fig tree zone 6 thrives in somewhat colder zones so orders can ship year-round.
Growing celeste fig trees is easy and you will have delicious figs to eat fresh or create fig preserves in no time! Read more on other popular fig varieties to choose the best one for your location!
These are high-quality potted trees and they do not ship bare root for the health and safety of the tree. Produces fruit in 1 year.
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Once your Celeste Fig Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
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Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
looked very dried out, replanted in a larger pot and watered well and they came back better than i thought i will be buying more in the future. Thanks
Plant was in very good condition upon arrival. Good job...very satisfied.
Tree looked very healthy upon arrival. Has new growth on it already! Hoping it continues this upward trend!!
Received as expected in good condition.