Fig 'Violete de Bordeaux' (Ficus carica)
The signature makings of the common fig meet purple-prose embellishments in the Violete de Bordeaux Fig (Ficus carica, Beer's Black, Negronne Fig).
Violete de Bordeaux is a very low-maintenance, cold hardy, easy to grow deciduous fruit tree. It produces small to medium-sized figs with very sweet and delicious flavor. The extravagant purple fruits of Violete de Bordeaux Fig burst with a deep saturated red color and rich, cinnamon-like flavor. Unlike some fig tree types, Violete de Bordeaux Fig is adapted to tolerate more warmth than usual. Some think that additional exposure to warmth makes for the best fruits.
Fig trees grow shallow, fibrous roots that can grow wide in diameter if space allows. The Violete de Bordeaux Fig Tree is a dwarf variety of fig and has a mature height and width of 6 to 10 feet.
Fig trees require deep watering, and soil that has plenty of drainage and nutrients. This tree needs plenty of warmth and sunlight during the growing season, and a controlled climate once temperatures drop for the winter. In exchange for good care, you can enjoy a fig’s lobey-leafy company for years to come — Some varieties live as long as 200 years.