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Ficus carica 'Celeste'

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

This fig tree is usually multi-branched shrub. It is one of the mostly grown figs. Pest and disease resist but need winter protection. It often sustains cold injury in southeastern United States. Heat tolerant and self-pollinating.

Height:
7-10 ft.
Foliage:
The bright dark green leaves are large, thick and rough. It can be up to 1 foot in length. It is usually three to five sinuses lobed.
Flower:
The flowers are unisexual and minute. Borne in leaf axils.
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full sun. Loamy and well-drained soil.
Texture:
Medium
Edibility:
The small to medium sized fruit is sweet like sugar with a smooth rich flavor. The outside skin is purplish-bronze to light brown and the flesh is rose colored. When ripens in July, it is "closed eye" that helps resist insects entering the fruit and spoilage. It is good for eating fresh.
Width:
7-10 ft.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2972

Ficus carica 'Celeste' Bud and baby fig
Photo by 512bits, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Ficus carica 'Celeste' 2 months leaves and baby fig
Photo by 512bits, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Ficus carica 'Celeste' Mature fruit and leaves
Photo by C Smith, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0