Fig, Little Ruby Dwarf


Full sun, Zone 7  *Not hardy in Alberta – must be grown inside!*

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Full sun, Zone 7 

*Not hardy in Alberta – must be grown inside!*

Ficus carica ‘Little Ruby’

Pot size #2

Little Ruby is our only truly dwarf fig variety, which makes it perfect to grow in containers! This fig produces delicious bite-sized fruit that’s super sweet. Great for lunch or to snack on the go. Produces very high yields even though it remains incredibly compact. Top to promote lateral growth. As an added bonus, fruit has a “closed eye” when ripe, which means the fruit resists splitting. Self-pollinating.

The basic requirements of a productive container-grown fig tree are as follows:

  • a container with drainage (at minimum a 5 gallon container – we prefer to use 22″ Patio Planters)
  • a mixed blend of topsoil, potting soil, and compost
  • a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight a day (more is better) from May through September
  • a warm temperature from June through September (can be outside or inside, recommended  18 degrees Celsius or warmer, on average
  • an indoor space to overwinter in dormancy (we recommend a temperature between 0-10 degrees Celsius to ensure dormancy)