Rouge de Bordeaux has particularly attractive purple figs with red flesh. The sweet, tasty figs can be harvested around late summer. If you have a sunny and sheltered position or a greenhouse, Rouge de Bordeaux is a fantastic choice for the wonderful figs it produces.
To encourage the tree to produce more figs rather than leaves, we recommend restricting the roots. You can do this by either planting Rouge de Bordeaux in a pot or lining the planting hole with bricks or paving slabs.
AKA Figus carica 'Rouge de Bordeaux'
Our pot grown Rouge de Bordeaux Fig trees can be planted at any time of the year, whereas bare root figs can only be planted between November and March. Fig trees or bushes can be planted at approx. 3m between plants.
It is important to restrict Fig roots for the best quality and quantity of fruits. Prepare your site as normal, removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole slightly deeper than the root mass and 2x as wide, then place paving slabs around the sides of the hole so they are slightly higher than the soil level (about 2.5cm) and line the bottom with broken bricks or rubble to improve drainage. Alternatively you can plant in a container or next to a wall to restrict roots. To help it establish, sprinkle root grow in the hole.
Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the plant. We recommend planting single stem forms of fig trees (not bush forms) with a stake and tie for support.
If you’re planting Fig plants in spring or summer, water the fig tree well and regularly for the first few months and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Once you see your fruits begin to swell, water again.
Tip: To check if the soil requires further water, dig a finger down into the soil, a few centimetres and if the soil feels even slightly moist, it does not need further watering. If it feels dry, water and repeat this test again.
Keep the area free of competing grass and weeds for several growing seasons.
Fig trees should be pruned at three different times of the year. Firstly in spring, removing any branches that are crossing or damaged. In summer, pinch out the new growth, leaving about 5 or 6 leaves. In autumn, remove any of the larger fruits that have failed to ripen but leave the smaller, pea-sized embryo fruits.
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The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:
Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.
Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.
Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.
Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.
Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.
Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.
Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.
Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.
Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.
|Plant Specification||Form||Size||Root type||Price||Quantity Qty|
|bush||30-50cm||3L pot*||£17 (VAT Free) Was £17.50 (VAT Free)||
|Single Stem Tree||150-200cm||12L pot*||£80 (VAT Free)||