Fig 'De L'Archipel'
An heirloom fig that has travelled the world; From France to England before arriving in California in 1889 where it was included in a trial to test viability and performance. Many suggest 'Osborn' and 'De L'Archipel' are the same variety, raised in different areas over time, but others argue that they are indeed different varieties. Fruit can be variable based on climate and growing conditions. .
Plant figs in full sun in a soil enriched with decomposed manure and compost, preferably with a neutral pH. While tolerant of most soils, figs require adequate drainage and dislike wet or waterlogged sites. Mediterranean plants, figs will tolerate periods of dry soil, but this may reduce cropping. Stake at planting and protect from strong winds which will damage the fragile branches. Mulch well at planting.