Delicious, Cold-Hardy Fig
Osborne Prolific Fig is a fruit-bearing tree with tasty fruit. Plant a few in containers for your patio or along the south side of a building (to provide some added protection from frosts).
Your Osborne Prolific Fig is of course best known for its sweet figs, which are delicious fresh as well as used in preserves and other culinary dishes.
The fruit is large with an attractive red-hued, brown skin and amber flesh. It has especially been a long-time favorite in cool coastal areas, and is excellent inland as well.
Figs can bear up to two crops each year, the first in the spring on old wood, and the second later in the fall on the new growth. Osborne Prolific is, just as the name implies, a “prolific” producer, and should be a reliable producer for you for many years. The lobed leaves are up to 10-inches long, so it can also be a lovely shade-giving tree.
Osborne Prolific Fig will grow to about ten feet in height with a 12 foot spread. It’s a low-maintenance fruit tree and tolerant of a wide variety of soils. If you want to try just one, you can do so with the Osborne Prolific as it’s self-fruitful, so you don’t need a pollinator.
Osborne Prolific will grow well naturally, but can be pruned to any shape you prefer. It is adaptable to cool short summers, produces well in Southern California and does well against walls and sunny locations on the East Coast.
* Large, sweet fruit
* Cold tolerant
* Two crops each year
* Disease Resistant
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Ficus carica 'Osborne Prolific'|
|Mature Height||Dwarf: 10 - 12 Feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 years|