figs from miniature fig trees?
- VAfoodie Jan 24, 2010 11:53 AM
In researching meyer lemon trees on this board, I see that there's such a thing as a miniature fig tree. Do these trees produce edible, regular sized figs? If so, what kind of mini tree should I order (there were several), and what is the best source for ordering?
Yes, you can cultivate miniature fig trees that produce fruit. But there are many varieties and I'd suggest you find a source for tasting the fruit from the tree you might be considering before you make your purchase. Caveat Emptor.
Edible Landscaping near Afton, VA carries many figs suitable for training as dwarfs. We got a Brown Turkey fig from them last year and have been delighted with it. Their mail order service is superb. We went to their fall open house after purchasing the fig and besides all the fig varieties being in fruit and ready for sampling off the trees, we sampled paw paws, kiwis, raspberries, persimmons, peaches, and others, and came away with about $300 worth of additions for our budding orchard. The open house was very educational and enjoyable (they fed us paw paw ice cream at the end of the tour, mmmm!), worth the drive (3 hours for us) and we plan on going back for it again this fall and making a weekend of it since it's near Charlottesville.