Fig - Desert King
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Desert King Fig
Ficus carica
Fig - Desert King

Uses: Fruit
Acquired: 2003
How started: Bareroot Plant
Source: Raintree Nursery

Desert King fig is the most common fig found in the Seattle area. It originated in Madera, California around 1920 and produces a breba crop on wood from the previous season. It is foolproof in my Pugets Sound-area garden. No diseases. I haven't fed it since I planted it in 2003. It has survived single digit freezes without protection. It has no pests except occasional bird and yellow jacket attacks. I love homemade pizza with desert king figs, prosciutto and some hard cheese. Refreshing eaten out of hand. A good choice for the dehydrator. Can you tell that I love this tree?

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