sizes of fig varieties

thomis(7)October 1, 2010

I am looking for the most compact varieties of figs to grow against the back of my house. I live in central NC. I see lots of good information around here and on google about the different varieties but no info seems to describe how tall and wide the fig trees get. What are some of the compact varieties? Is there a size comparison chart on the web someone is aware of?

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herman2_gw

Healthy figs grow to 30 feet high,while deasesed fig trees(fig Mosaic Virus) remain small.
Size of tree is something you decide by pruning and thinning.
They have very soft wood without thorns,so are very easy to shorten to the size we want.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 1:37PM
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thisisme(az9b)

Petite Negra is about as small as they come naturally. From what I hear Petite Negra, Negronne and Violette de Bordeaux are the same or virtually the same tree.

Violette de Bordeaux
A small, super, jet black fig from Spainl,
considered by many to be the very best tasting fig.
It's very hardy, good for cold climates.Two crops.
It's highly productive in pots. Dwarf and prolific.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 7:43PM
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dieseler

I have Violet de Bordeaux from Edlible Landscaping nursery and i have read reports from different websites that Violet De Bordeaux is Dwarf and Prolific and no its not Dwarf in fact its a good grower as i can attest to with pictures.

Martin

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 8:51PM
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thisisme(az9b)

So true Martin. One can never trust tree descriptions.lol Still I don't think it likely that it will grow as big as a Black Mission. But I hear you and agree that dwarf when it comes to figs is a relative thing.

And the thing can get relatively big.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 2:05AM
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girlbug2(z9/10, Sunset zone 24)

Green Ischia, Petite Negri (different from Petite Negra), and Black Jack are smaller varieties.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 7:23PM
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modern_miss(10A (15 Sunset) SF Bay Area CA)

I've got the same question. How tall would a Violette de Bordeaux tree get if it were left unpruned?
thanks,
MM

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 5:43PM
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patriota(9)

I have overpruned my trees this year

This post was edited by patriota on Thu, Dec 19, 13 at 21:09

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lindamarie

I have a Italian Honey that is not over 6'. About 10 yrs old

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