Fig, Violette de Bordeaux


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 car. ‘Violette de Bordeaux’

Pot size: #1, #2, #5

Known as “the finest tasting fig,”  Violette de Bordeaux produces an abundance of purple-black figs, which are small to medium in size. On the inside you’ll find a deep red pulp which boasts an incredibly sweet flavour, making this fig one of our personal favourites to eat fresh. If you find you can’t keep up with fig production, you can also dry the fruit to enjoy later!

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)