Peter's Honey Fig Tree

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Sweet & Syrupy - Peter's Honey Fig Tree!

  • Light Greenish-Yellow Fruit
  • Soft Skin & Amber Flesh
  • Melt-in-Your-Mouth Texture
  • Syrupy & Honeyed Flavor
  • Beautiful Lobed Leaves
  • Vibrant Green Foliage
  • Fresh Eating, Canning, Dried, Desserts
  • Vigorous & Productive
  • Heat & Cold Tolerant
  • Great in Coastal Climates
  • Full Sun
  • 100-200 Chill Hours

The Peter's Honey Fig produces very sweet, shiny and high-quality fruit. Featuring a syrupy and honey-like flavor, Peter's Honey Fig Tree (Ficus carica 'Peter's Honey') is superb and will melt in your mouth!

These uniquely sweet, greenish-yellow fruit with dark-amber flesh, ripen in May and produce a later crop in October-November. The beautiful, shiny lobed leaves put on a show all summer!

These are delectable and indulgent fruit, perfect for fresh eating, drying and canning too! Desserts and sauces become divine with the honeyed, syrupy flavor imparted by Peter’s Honey Fig!

How to Use Peter's Honey Fig Tree In The Landscape

Lovely ornamentals in their own right, these lend a tropical aesthetic to patios or garden beds, and front garden landscaping alike!

Use as a large shade tree over your garden beds, while also providing a gorgeous specimen tree for your front yard landscaping! Just be sure to plant it where you’ll easily reach this indulgent harvest!

Adding an exotic, Mediterranean look to your formal and informal gardens, Peter’s Honey Fig is a picturesque addition to your home! Prune smaller for use in pots and containers, or leave as a shrub for privacy that you and your wildlife can enjoy!

Use as a shelterbelt, include in windbreaks and plant in rows for screening and hedgerows or groups along your property line!

These attractive deciduous garden trees thrive in USDA zones 6 through 10. If a Fig is killed to the ground because of cold weather, it will come up with new growth when the weather warms up!

An excellent way for Figs to produce ripe fruit in colder climates is to plant your potted tree in the ground when the weather warms up, pot and all! Keep the rim a few inches above ground level.

The roots grow through the drain holes of the pot and in search of nutrients. When the leaves fall in late autumn, dig up the pot and store it inside your home, a greenhouse or enclosed porch. Then replant again next spring!

#ProPlantTips For Care

With good cold tolerance, Figs require a warm location with a southern exposure in order to ripen the fruit, especially in the maritime Northwest. In other words, it requires a sunny, hot exposure in cooler areas.

Provide at least 6 hours of full, direct sun for best results, but those in the hottest of its climate range will find their tree appreciates a touch of afternoon shade to protect it from the summer sun and heat.

Tolerant of poor soil and alkaline conditions, you’ll find your tree fruits best when planted in average to moderately fertile soil that is very well-drained.

Water just enough to establish, then provide moderate moisture during the growing season. These are low maintenance and easy care plants, so sit back and enjoy the delectable fruit!

Peter’s Honey Fig Tree will delight you with tasty, unique fruit for years to come, but only if you hurry and order yours today at!

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.

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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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Peter's Honey Fig Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ficus carica 'Peter's Honey'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Green
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years
Pruning Time Late Winter