Fig trees

Figs have been cultivated for centuries. Long valued for their fresh, and dried fruit, figs are easy to care for and grow into medium sized trees that provide excellent shade and yellow autumn foliage.
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FIG 'DIGGERS PURPLE HEART'
FIG 'DIGGERS PURPLE HEART'
PLANTS: WFRR
Donated to Diggers by Cheryl Dingle, a Diggers member from regional Victoria. Cheryl's tree came from a cutting from a farm in Alexandra, and was reported to have been brought into Australia by a Spanish or Italian immigrant in the late 1800s. Cheryl named it 'The Heart Fig' after the distinctive heart-shaped leaf, and described it as 'the Rolls...
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HILL'S FIG
HILL'S FIG
PLANTS: WFIHI
The ultimate lush tree, Hills Fig can also be grown as a large hedge or pruned for topiary. In low rainfall areas, it has the perfect shape to provide dense shade. In areas of summer rainfall, like Sydney, it will have buttressed roots and grow almost as large as a Moreton Bay Fig. We love it so much it’s featured in Heronswood’s famous Ficus wa...
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FIG 'BROWN TURKEY'
FIG 'BROWN TURKEY'
PLANTS: WFBR
One of the toughest fig varieties suited to dry inland areas. Produces purple-brown coloured fruits with sweet, pale pink flesh inside. The rich flavoured fruit is perfect for eating fresh, drying or preserving in jam for the local show. Often bears two crops in a year, with the second extending well into autumn.
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FIG 'ST DOMINIQUE VIOLETTE'
FIG 'ST DOMINIQUE VIOLETTE'
PLANTS: WFSA
Reportedly grown at Burnley Horticultural College in Melbourne as early as 1875 and listed in old mail-order catalogues up until the 1930s, this violet-skinned, French fig is worthy of a reprise. Sourced from Phil Shepherd, whose family have been growing fruit trees in Victoria for three generations, this fig is one for the collector and connois...
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ORANGE LONG HARVEST COLLECTION
ORANGE LONG HARVEST COLLECTION
PLANTS: WCITLH
Pick oranges all year round with this long harvest collection. Includes one plant each of Navel ‘Washington’, with fruit from May to September, Navel ‘Lane’s Late’ with fruit from September to December, and Valencia 'Delta Seedless' fruiting from September to March with fruit that stores on the tree for up to seven months.
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LOW PRESSURE COUNTRY SPRINKLER x 3
LOW PRESSURE COUNTRY SPRINKLER x 3
HARDWARE: HLOP3
A tried and true design, popular with all Diggers gardeners. Safe to use with dirty tank or washing machine water, as it does not get blocked. Covers a diameter of 10m. Not for high pressure.
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2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
Membership: MNE2CA2
Join the club and receive an exclusive gift, valued at $30. A stunning calendar featuring key dates, a guide to which seeds to sow each month and plenty of space to add your own events. Plus two free packets of some popular seeds – Tomato 'Black Cherry' and Lettuce Heirloom Mix.
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