The History of Some of the Fig Trees We Sell

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Again w/the Paradiso  ...yes...

This thick skinned tree is hardy to about 35 degrees. But we cover here, winters in Ct. along the shore can be brutal. But properly covered and pruned, they survive. This tree has been w/us from 2011. Fruit is off white and sweet. The mother tree has established its self and is giving us more available cutting so please call us for availability.  

.aka..Smugglers Fig This San Piero Mother tree, a cutting in 1996 from a 90yr old seed-grown fig tree. My friend told me that her mother smuggled  the seeds in from Italy between bed sheets during immigration in the early 1900"s. She planted them here in America. My Italian Fig Tree unique fig history. Our best seller. My Italian Fig Tree history of the fig trees we sell. 

Sicilian White  
...Thats' right...

This Sicilian White, like the Paradiso, are strong trees. With us from 2011 as a 3" cutting, this tree boasts a 5" trunk and branches 11' high with only 3 years of growth. My friend Rocky tells me the figs are "BIG". We have fruit on the mother tree, Big figs, a taste of watermelon and strawberrys. Hey Rocky, this is white not a black fig...lol

Paradiso / Genova       From northern Italy, this fig tree is somewhat hardier. A survivor of Hurricane Irene. This cutting of a 65yr old tree found its way to America shortly after WW2. Long finger like leaves adorn the tree. Thicker skin on the trunk of this white fig bearer. 
Paradiso / Genova       From northern Italy, this fig tree is somewhat hardier. A survivor of Hurricane Irene. This cutting of a 65yr old tree found its way to America shortly after WW2. Long finger like leaves adorn the tree. Thicker skin on the trunk of this white fig bearer. 

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Dalmatia / Madonna

​This variety holds up well in cooler climates, known to be hardy to 15-5 degrees F. Also know as a Brunswick, the name changed by King George 1st. Too bad, we like the above names. This is the green-violet fig.The branches grow somewhat erect with fewer leaves. We obtained cuttings from a tree in Oregon and now have an established mother tree. Figs are light green to violet outside and amber to lite strawberry color inside. Crazy sweet taste. Rare to find ripe at markets because they spoil fast, so eat em up. Trees will produce breba fruit (green figs) that won't ripen and fall. Picture is of 2nd crop. Call for availability, we only have potted trees. Check out link at bottom of page.


Sicilian  White 

This mother tree was taken as a shoot from a cutting brought to America after WW2. In 2011 Hurricane Irene, with its waves of salt water, killed the mother tree. But we were able to retrieve some shoots coming up from her roots. A strong mother tree giving us healthy clones. 

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Smugglers Fig              ...again...  

We’re not one to brag, but this fig does very well here in Connecticut. Located less than mile from Long Island Sound in Zone 7a. We get a harvest around mid Aug. and then on through the end of Oct. Many of these cuttings will start to bear figs between 1-3yrs.We have a very easy techniques in winterizing your tree. All pictures of figs and trees are from the Nursery's of My Italian Fig Tree.