Olympian Fig Tree

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Delicious Fruit, Reliable Performance Olympian Fig Tree

  • Award-Winning Selection
  • Compact Tree Easily Fits Small Space Edible Gardens
  • Large Fruit is Deliciously Sweet with Striped Purple Skin and Red Flesh
  • Fresh Eating, Drying and Canning
  • Grow Two Crops a Year
  • Fantastic, Large-Scale Foliage Provides Useful Screening in the Yard
  • Self-Pollinating
  • Cold Hardy to Zone 6
  • Performs Beautifully in Coastal Areas
  • Grow in the Ground, in Containers or Espaliered to a Fence or Wall
  • Displays Deer and Pest Resistance

There is nothing so luscious as a tree-ripe fig, and there is hardly a crop easier to grow at home. Nothing you've had at the store can even compare.

Add Olympian Fig (Ficus carica 'Olympian') trees to your Edible Landscape. You'll enjoy harvests two times a year.

Olympian Fig features an early Breba crop that arrives from late spring to early summer.

Pick your ripe figs when the texture starts to soften up. Gently tug upward and it should come off easily, when ripe.

You'll want to host an annual party in early fall. Get some help get your fully ripened main crop harvested.

People rave about the sweet taste of Olympian Fig fruit. The fun, green and purple-striped skin is thin and easy to prep. It's yummy, succulent flesh is a beautiful violet shade.

Fresh figs sweeten up the taste of many dishes, from savory meats to desserts. Go ahead and add them to smoothies with bananas.

Start gathering artisan recipes of figgy deserts. These small powerhouses contain a lot of healthy micronutrients; in addition to a wonderful amount of delicious, natural fructose.

Enjoy them fresh on a cheese plate. Turn them into a dried snack for winter. Or, try your hand at crafting homemade Fig Preserves...it is so good!

If you are baking for yourself and family, grow one or more. Plant these small trees in the ground if you can.

Grow them in extra-large containers if you need to. They'll be fine.

Yes, you can grow fruit on the balcony, deck, patio or porch. Figs are tough, and can be grown even in the heart of the city.

If space is at a premium, keep Olympian Fig size-controlled with summer pruning. Decide how large you want it to grow, and then hold it there. Container-grown trees will always be smaller than in-ground trees.

These are self-pollinating plants, and a single tree will produce fruit. But you'll get much more fruit with at least one more partner tree.

They'll look amazing, too. These tiny trees are so attractive, you'll want to add more than one, anyway.

This is some of the easiest fruit to grow at home. Add the reliable great-tasting flavor and high performance of Olympian Fig and turn your yard into an edible landscape!

Please order today. Our fruiting trees are selling faster than ever before.

How to Use Olympian Fig Tree in the Landscape

Olympian Fig has lush, tropical-looking leaves that bring a dramatic flair to your landscape with bold, very modern leaves. Let them become a very useful screening plant for you with that large, textured foliage.

Why not get several? You can easily create a hard-working screen to hide ugly views for you with a short hedge or row in containers, or in the ground.

They don't take up much space and can be kept much smaller. Custom-fit Olympian Fig into small space gardens with summer pruning for size control.

High-Density planting is a time-tested, proven formula for modern backyard orchard agriculture. Read our blogs and study our videos to learn more.

Create a stunning garden feature with a square planting of four trees, placed four feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

In-ground 4-in-1 plantings should be thought of as a single tree. The only difference is that it has four trunks and one canopy.

Each year for a few years, you'll want to prune up the inside of each tree. Make a good strategic pruning plan anytime of year.

In early spring, before the new growth emerges, make your structural cuts. Eliminate inward-facing branches.

The first few years will be spent establishing an open, vase-shaped structure. Select branches with strong crotch angles of 45-degrees.

4-in-1 plantings should be pruned with a plan to fit the trees together like puzzle pieces. Always look to open up the center to air circulation and sunlight.

Every year thereafter in springtime, you'll simply clean up any twiggy, vertical growth. In summer, keep your tree smaller by shortening up last year's growth. Cut just above an out-ward facing bud at a 45-degree angle.

For a really formal look, add a second or third 4-in-1 planting on your property. Space additional plantings 10 - 12 feet apart from each other.

Go into home production and bring in some welcome income. Call your city government to get necessary permits, then start calling restaurants to see if they could use your annual crop.

Sell them at farmer's markets fresh and dried. Get the word out, and sell a great product!

Enjoy these trees near your patio. Take advantage of any low branches that develop for their wonderful screening to block out any unsightly views.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give Olympian Fig trees well-drained soil. Full sun is best, except in the colder zones; where they prefer early morning or late afternoon shade to help them overwinter better.

Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis. Apply a thick layer of mulch over their root systems, and pull mulch back several inches away from the trunk.

Containerized Olympian Figs can be moved into position, and shifted through the season, as needed. Make sure you watch their water. They'll want to stay damp at the root level.

However, with Fig Trees, drainage is another area to focus on. You'll likely want to drill extra holes in the bottom of your container before planting.

Never use saucers under outdoor container plants. In fact, you'll want to elevate the pot a bit using a smart plant caddy on wheels or bricks.

Relish the sweet flavor, and great feeling of success with your own Olympian Fig at home. It's fun and easy to learn new things. And oh...my. The tasty fruit isn't something you'd ever want to miss.

Create your backyard orchard with Olympian Figs. We'll sell out soon...order today!

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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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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Olympian Fig Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ficus carica 'Olympian'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No