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Ficus carica 'Magnolia'

Common Name(s):
Magnolia fig
Categories:
Edible Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Magnolia fig is a common variety in southeastern United States and is cold hardy down to 50 degree. Self pollinating. It can be grown in a container.

Height:
4-10 ft.
Foliage:
The green leaves are large and thick. It is usually three to five sinuses lobed.
Flower:
Magnolia Fig has minute, petalless flowers that are in the stem tip on the leaf axils.
Zones:
7-11
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full, partial sun. Humus rich, leafy, moist but well drained soil.
Edibility:
This is probably the largest fig available on the market. The asymmetric fruit has a bronze skin and an amber flesh. Ripens from mid July through August. Pick fruit as early as possible because of the open ostiole or it would split and turn sour easily. Magnolia is best suited for preserving.
Width:
12 ft.
Tags:
cpp, deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2974

Ficus carica 'Magnolia' Close up of fruit and leaves
Photo by Rusty Clark ~ 100K Photos, CC BY - 2.0