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Fig Olympian in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ficus carica 'Olympian'

 

Fig 'Olympian'

Ficus carica is a tree grown for its edible fruit, and for its ornamental appearance. The leaves are large, 3 or 5 lobed, and fragrant. The bark is smooth. Fig trees can be grown successfully in large containers, or can be fan-trained to grow against a sheltered wall. 'Olympian' bears large purple figs that have tender skin and sweet and succulent violet-coloured flesh. This variety is suitable for cool, maritime climates.

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plant Features
  • Fig Olympian likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Fig Olympian likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Fig Olympian is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Fig Olympian likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Fig 'Olympian'

Latin name

Ficus carica 'Olympian'

type

Deciduous trees or shrubs

family

Moraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Fig Olympian likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Fig Olympian is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Fig Olympian likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Fig Olympian likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Fig Olympian is 12.50meters x 2.50meters 12.50 M 2.50 M

Ficus carica 'Olympian'

Ficus carica is a tree grown for its edible fruit, and for its ornamental appearance. The leaves are large, 3 or 5 lobed, and fragrant. The bark is smooth. Fig trees can be grown successfully in large containers, or can be fan-trained to grow against a sheltered wall. 'Olympian' bears large purple figs that have tender skin and sweet and succulent violet-coloured flesh. This variety is suitable for cool, maritime climates.


Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Before the tree starts growth, cut 15–25 cm (6–10 inch) shoots that have healthy buds at their ends, and set into a moist mix of soil and peat-moss located in shade in first time, buried 3/4 of their length. Larger diameter stems are better. Grow one year in a nursery, in a pot or in-ground spaced one foot apart, till winter. Before the plant starts growth, plant it in the desired final location.

 

Propogation by layering

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

An alternative propagation method is bending over a taller branch, scratching the bark to reveal the green inner bark, then pinning the scratched area tightly to the ground. Within a few weeks, roots will develop and the branch can be clipped from the mother plant and transplanted where desired.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The fig likes dry sunny sites, the soil dry or drained. Excessive growth has to be limited to promote the fruiting. It thrives in both sandy and rocky soil. As the sun is really important it is better to avoid shades. To encourage good fruit crops, it is best to restrict the roots thus if planting outdoors, dig a hole 3 ft square and line it with bricks or, sink the plant in a 12 inch pot directly into the ground. This should be lifted every couple of years and any roots growing through the drain holes should be pruned.

 
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