what type of fig

Asked February 27, 2019, 7:48 PM EST

I'd like to know what type of fig tree I have. Attached are photos of fig and leaves. Also can I graft a mission fig shoot to this tree? Is it better to just buy a mission fig tree?

Multnomah County Oregon fruit trees grafting fig

1 Response

This appears to be a Brown Turkey fig. This is one of the most popular figs grown in the United States. It needs protection in winter when the temperature drops below 10 degrees. There is little maintenance needed. It is heat tolerant and self-pollinating. You should be able to graft a mission fig to it.

There are over 100 or more cultivars of figs. The three recommended for Oregon are: ‘White Kadota,’ ‘Desert King’ and ‘Lattarula,’. All have yellowish-green skin and amber flesh. They are sufficiently cold hardy, ripen nicely and may produce two harvests.

Here are some publications you may find useful.

https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/dont-be-fooled-figs-grow-fine-western-oregon

https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fruit-nut/files/2010/10/figs.pdf

https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/figs

Hope this helps!