Photo courtesy of Raintree Nursery

Fig : OLYMPIAN 2 gal pot

$43.95

138 in stock

Olympian produces large figs with thin, green and purple skin, and extra sweet, violet coloured flesh. This exciting variety is gaining quite a following as it becomes better known. Denny McGaughy, a retires biologist, began propagating from a venerable, approx. 100 year old tree in Olympia, Washington. The fruit seemed similar to that of the Latarulla variety, but Denny set out to see if the tree could be identifies. Subsequent DNA testing revealed that it did not match any of the 200+ figs in the U.S. Germplasm Repository. From this perspective it can be rightfully be considered a new variety! It is certainly one of the most cold-hardy figs and as reliable as any for producing two large crops in cool climates.

SELF-FERTILE | ZONE 6/7 | HARVEST : SEPT

Zone
Harvest
Rootstocks
G41 Dwarf
(2.5-3.1m/8-10ft)
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-13ft)
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-14ft)
G30 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/12-16ft)
G890 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/13-16ft)
Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.
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