Fig Texas Everbearing
Ficus carcia ‘Texas Everbearing’
- Type: Deciduous
- Zone: 7 – 10
- Chill Hours: 600
- Height: 10 – 20 Feet
- Spacing: 16 Feet
- Sun: Full Sun
- Soil: Loamy, Well-Drained, pH 6.0 – 6.5
- Fruit Ripens: May, Late June, and Early August
The Texas Everbearing Fig requires full sunlight for maximum fruit production. When choosing a site for figs, select an area that has sun for most of the day, or, expect reduced performance from the trees. Early morning sun is particularly important to dry dew from the plants, thereby reducing the incidence of diseases. Texas Everbearing produces a fair crop following a heavy winter pruning. To stimulate new growth thin out older trees which grow very little each year. Thinning also increases fruit size. Prune the trees enough to stimulate approximately 1 foot of growth each year. Remove all weak, diseased, or dead limbs each dormant season.
The Texas Everbearing Fig Tree (also referred to as “Brown Turkey”) is a medium-sized, bell shaped, brownish-yellow fig tree with very sweet amber flesh. The Texas Everbearing is vigorous and productive. The early crop ripens in May; the main crop ripens in late June and continues to ripen into August. The Texas Everybearing Fig Tree produces a delicious, nearly seedless fig on a large bushy tree. For peak flavor experience, let figs ripen on trees. Early fruit crop is very large, sometimes 2” in diameter. As deer and birds are ardent fig-fanciers, protect your tree with netting when fruits are in evidence.
The figs are irresistible for fresh eating and fabulously flavorful in jellies, jams, cookies, and cakes. Also, the Texas Everbearing Fig is a stunning landscape shrub (sometimes growing to small trees). It is attired in shiny 3-5” lobed green foliage; visual background music for the plethora of yellow figs. Deer and birds appreciate the fruit.