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  • Ficus carica 'Olympian' 1 Gallon
  • Ficus carica 'Olympian' 1 Gallon

Ficus carica 'Olympian' 1 Gallon

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Fig lovers often say, one has not lived until they have tasted a truly ripe fig straight from the tree. This one has two crops!

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Most people know about and enjoy Fig Newton cookies, but we're willing to bet not many have tasted a fresh fig, and boy, are they missing out. 'Olympian' is Pacific NW gardeners' opportunity to grow figs in their own backyards on trees that are anywhere from eight to 12 feet tall, but can be pruned to an "easier-harvest" size and shape. This variety is extremely winter hardy and was named after the city in which it was "discovered" in Washington state. That cold tolerance purportedly allows for two crops per year, once in July then another in September. 

Some people will think this an alien-looking fruit with purple striped, green skins and violet interiors. Fig lovers will swoon over the sweet fig flavor. Gardeners will have to wait one to two years after planting 'Olympian' to sample the first crop, but it will be well worth it.

Common Name Olympian Fig
Culinary Uses Delicious fresh in desserts, cooked in preserves, dried, or frozen
Harvest Time Purportedly 2 crops, one in July and one in September
Mature Size Tree can reach 8 - 12 feet tall; may be pruned to keep lower
Growth Rate Moderate. Tree will usually bear fruit one to two years after planting.
Cold Hardiness -10° F. This variety is extremely cold tolerant and breba (secondary) crop overwintering into the teens.
Light Full sun
Structure Tree
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