Figs, figs everywhere! That's the sentiment when you plant our Osborne Prolific Fig Tree (Ficus carica 'Osborne Prolific')! For the grower, this means not one but two bumper crops of sweet, plump and delicious figs to look forward to each and every year!
This aptly named cold-hardy tree lives up to its "prolific" moniker, the first each spring is produced on old wood, and the second later on in the fall on its new growth!
Come springtime, watch in amazement as your Fig tree begins to hang heavy with red-hued, purplish-brown-skinned fruit. The large Figs produced by the Osborne Prolific Fig have beautiful amber-colored, pink blushed flesh that's simply sweet and scrumptious!
Spring brings a fantastic harvest of delectable gems just in time for the start of summers barbecues and picnics! Once you've had your fill of the spring crop, you'll find yourself eagerly awaiting your fall harvest from your Osborne Prolific Fig Tree just in time for holiday baking and jam making!
The fruit of the Fig tree is truly unique. Unlike most fruit in which the edible structure is matured ovary tissue, a Fig's edible structure is actually the stem tissue! The fig fruit is an inverted flower with both the male and female flower parts enclosed in stem tissue.
Figs are a delicious fruit that's all too often overlooked but that provides a host of culinary and snacking options. Eat them by themselves for a sweet treat that's indulgent yet guilt-free, serve them with cheese and nuts on a charcuterie tray, or slice them over a dish of vanilla bean ice cream!
Figs are also delicious when cooked in with a pot of steel-cut oatmeal, roasted with honey, or stuffed with your favorite soft cheese and baked. Add them to salads, roast them with meat, or chop them and fold them into cookie or muffin batter. The possibilities are truly unlimited when you have your own Fig tree!
This low-maintenance, disease-resistant tree is lovely to behold! Even without its dangling gems of fruit, the foliage holds its own beautifully throughout the growing season! Ornamental beauties for all areas of your yard and garden, you’ll adore the unusual blooms, unique foliage and great shape this tree offers aesthetically!
The bright green leaves grow up to 10 inches in length, taking on a lush lobed appearance. The vibrant green foliage adds tropical beauty to your home’s design. Just one of these impressive trees in your front yard will make a definite statement piece!
Just wait until the neighbors get a look at this tree when it’s dripping in fruit! Your yard will be the talk of the block! You’ll have plenty of these healthy fruits to share as well!
For great shade and snacks, plant along the poolside or in your backyard orchard. Or use in rows along your property edges for privacy and screening, and to add a tropical flair to your garden! Whether in pots or in the ground, these fantastic trees add both informal and informal beauty and structure to your landscape!
These tasty gems pull double duty in your landscape to boost curb appeal while also filling your pantry! Fantastic gift trees, give the gift of healthy fruit! New home or new baby - Fig trees mean ‘Nurturing’, so it’s a wonderfully thoughtful gift!
Plant it in the ground in USDA growing zones 7-9, or turn it into a container tree with simple pruning, easily shaping it as you desire. You can keep this tree to any size you like!
Preferring the full sun and southern exposures, Osborne Prolific can tolerate a touch of afternoon shade in its hotter growing zones.
Water well to establish and afterward, these are partially drought-tolerant, requiring minimal watering during the growing season. Mulch the soil surface well to hold in more moisture and insulate the root system from heat and cold.
Plant in well-drained soil that is enriched moderately. Although Figs tolerate poor soil and alkaline conditions, for best results grow them in organically rich medium in average garden type soil.
Prune in late winter when these deciduous trees are dormant to control the size, for shaping purposes and to keep an open canopy for airflow and sunlight to reach the interior. A medium-sized tree, you can maintain this as a much smaller specimen to fit your property’s needs.
Highly adapted to a variety of soils and cool Coastal areas, our Osborne Prolific Fig adapts well to cool short summers, produces easily in Southern California and does great against walls and sunny locations on the East Coast.
Purplish-brown skin and amber flesh, these long-time favorite fruit trees are indulgent luxuries to have at an arms reach! Grow your own decadence by ordering one today and enjoy your own homegrown Osborne Prolific Fig Tree! But you have to head over to NatureHills.com before this fantastic variety sells out!
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.
|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||.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|
|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' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Ficus carica 'Osborne Prolific'|
|Mature Height||20 - 30 Feet|
|Mature Spread||20 - 30 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Fruiting Time||Two Crops Per Year|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|