Dwarf Fig Varieties

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Dwarf fig varieties are quick-growing trees that require very little maintenance. Though small in size, they yield an ample harvest of delicious fruit both when planted outdoors and in containers. They have grey-green leaves that make an attractive ornamental addition to the garden.

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Ficus Carriea

Ficus carriea, a commonly available dwarf fig tree, grows well outdoors and in containers. Ficus carriea grows to a maximum of 2 feet. This dwarf fig tree comes from the wild fig variety, and the fruit is sweeter than many other varieties of fig trees. It survives in tropical conditions and makes an attractive ornamental bush or creeping plant in the garden.

Blackjack Fig

The Blackjack fig tree, suitable for container growing, bears green fruit that turns purple just before it ripens. The fruit is long and big with sweet strawberry-coloured flesh. Blackjack fig trees reach a height of 3 feet and require pruning. They make a high fruit-yielding container plant.

Negronne

This natural dwarf fig tree has dark and sweet flesh. It has narrow and deep green leaves. The tree thrives in containers and gives two crops of sweet fleshy figs annually.

Ficus Petite Negra

The Ficus Petite Negra bears succulent figs even while growing in containers on a patio. The naturally dwarf fig tree grows to a maximum of 8 feet and yields two crops of dark-fleshed, sweet fruit every year. The fig tree has dark green maple-like leaves that add beauty to any ornamental garden. The hardy tree needs little maintenance and can weather winter both indoors and outdoors.

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