Excel Fig Tree

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Tasty fruit and superior style - Excel Fig Tree (Ficus carica 'Excel') is widely regarded as the best yellow fig!

Don't settle for anything other than excellence when it comes to your Figs! This Fig variety produces large yellow fruit with high sugar levels late in the season. When ripe, they turn greenish golden yellow and often feature freckles of sugar concentration.

With a medium closed eye, these are some of the sweetest figs you will find. When you cut into Excel Figs you are gifted with syrupy amber flesh that you won't be able to resist.

Planting and Application:

It's undeniable that Excel Fig Tree produces amazing fruit, its form is also quite lovely. And with large vivid green leaves with three deep lobes and shiny gray bark, this tree makes an excellent container specimen.

The Excel Fig Tree is a wonderful edible landscaping tree adding a lush touch to your yard and attract birds. If you don't want to share your harvest, plant yours in a fenced-in area and use netting.

  • Excel Figs are self-fruiting and ripen on the tree without cracking.
  • This crop is a late-season crop, earlier than other Breba varieties.
  • Use your Figs for fresh eating, to make unbeatable tarts, a roasted treat, or jam.
  • Luxurious Deep Green Leaves
  • Heat tolerant and hardy USDA zones 8-11

#ProPlantTips for Care:

To keep your Fig Tree excelling, plant it where it can revel in the sunshine and produce some of the sweetest figs you'll ever try. Plant in full sun, with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. They'll do best in well-drained soil.

Fig tree care is very easy. It does well in many different soil types from clay to sandy soils and doesn't require a lot of watering. Plant in very fertile, humusy and well-drained soil that has moderate, yet consistent moisture access. Learn more on creating a dual-purpose Edible Landscape in our Garden Blog!

  • Easy to train and prune
  • Give Fig trees an even amount of water on a regular basis to avoid splitting fruit
  • They'll like a thick layer of mulch over the root systems
  • Prune in winter while your tree is dormant
  • Fig trees produce fruit in 3-5 years of age

The Excel Fig lives up to its name and you deserve one of the best fig trees known for their beauty and refinement. Create a paradise of Figs with the self-fruiting Excel Fig Tree with NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ficus carica 'Excel'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Dark Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Summer/Fall
Pruning Time Late Winter