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Ficus carica 'Olympian'

Deciduous fruiting fig tree producing a copious amount of 2-3" light purple figs with red flesh July through late September. The flavor of the fruit is sweet and flavorful. This is undoubtedly the largest fruiting fig available today. In addition, it is very tolerant of cooler conditions, still fruiting through cooler periods! Where it doesn't freeze hard, prune the tree every year to around 4-5' tall so that at picking time you can actually reach the fruit by hand. Otherwise, you may end up with a 20' fig tree that only produces food for the local wildlife. Plant in full sun. Give good drainage and average water. Do not let dry out when the fruit is ripening. USDA zones 7-9 in cold hardiness. Olympian fig may actually be English Brown Turkey, but this has yet to be sorted out.

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