Ficus "Ischia" fig Tree plant cold hardy
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Plants for sale is currently growing at between 4-12" Each plant is lab grown from tissue cultures to be a Disease free plant. Cuttings will carry any diseases the donor plant may have and with older donor plants the probability of that occuring i..
Plants for sale is currently growing at between 4-12" Each plant is lab grown from tissue cultures to be a Disease free plant. Cuttings will carry any diseases the donor plant may have and with older donor plants the probability of that occuring is very high thats why we offer only lab tested culture grown plants. Ischia is a medium-sized green fig with light green skin and very attractive strawberry flesh and excellent flavor. Very flavorful, productive variety. Birds don't attack this variety as the green fruit blends in with the foliage. Zones 7-10. We recommend using only Bio Spectrum organic fertilizer located in our store.
How to grow ficus, Ficus soil requirements and planting instructions, Mix together the following: Organic compost or manure mixed into native soil at a 50% ratio. Ficus does well in pots, beds or gardens. Proper site preparation ensures years of growth and once established they will not require weed control. Strong growth will Soil Ph should be around 6.0-7.5 If planted together in beds the cross pollination will increase yield. The fig tree was first introduced to the Americas in 1575 by Spanish explorers in Florida. On the West Coast, in the area that eventually became the State of California, Spanish Franciscan missionaries introduced the cultivar, Mission, to the area that, in 1769, became the mission San Diego. Additional fig cultivars were also imported to the California area from Mediterranean countries, including Brown Turkey fig. Because some of the imported figs required pollination by the fig wasp (Blastophaga psenes), the absence of this wasp lead to an initial failure of fig cultivation on the West Coast. This impediment to cultivation was remedied by the importation of the fig wasp. However, the fruit of these fig cultivars had open "eyes" or ostioles (opening at the fruit apex) and were often attacked by insects and diseases. Scientists including Ira J. Condit, William B. Storey and others working on genetic improvement of figs released new cultivars with closed eyes, cultivars that did not require pollination. Additionally, many fig cultivars were imported from the Old World within the last 50 years. Currently, however, no fig-breeding programs remain in the United States, and among at least 60-100 named cultivars of figs, relatively few are commonly grown in the southeastern United States. light conditions, When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright direct sunlight. Plants will produce small fragrant flowers. Ficus plant care, If using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between waterings. Do not over water. Figs are very drought tolerant. The fig has been cultivated since as early as 5,000 BC. Ficus fertilizer, this mild feeder likes fertilizer during the warmer months. 10-10-10. for most cultivators pests and disease are few and far between but in weak plants fig rust, Cerotelium fici and Botrytis cinerea have been noticed. Ficus reproduce through suckers, cuttings and seeds. There are hundreds of varieties of ficus. Ficus carica, Moracea, Florida Hill Nursery is your internet source for buying rare plants and fruit trees. Our online Plant selection ensures the best selection of internet plants available. Ceck out our wide selection of other tropical plants, subtropical plants and norther temperate climate plants. Buy 1 plant or tree and recieve free shipping on the next three plants or trees using *best way shipping. Our online selection of rainforest tropicals and fruit trees can add a piece of the tropics to your back yard, greenhouse, patio or garden.