Ficus Carica Madeleine des Deux Saisons or Madeleine Fig Tree Common Fig Ficus Carica is a deciduousfruit tree with large foliage of deeply lobed deep green leaves. The Madeleine variety or Ficus Carica Madeleine des Deux Saisons is an ancient French variety that is prized for its abundant fruiting: this cultivar will produce two crops of figs during the summer, even in the United Kingdom, provided it enjoys a long hot summer. The first crop is produced in abundance in July, followed by a second, more modest one in September. Madeleine Fig Tree produces large, edible pink-fleshed spherical fruits with a wonderfully sweet flavour.
Height and Spread of Ficus Carica Madeleine des Deux Saisons The Madeleine des Deux Saisons variety can achieve a maximum height of up to 3 metres, with a spread of up to 4 metres. It can take a fig tree anywhere from 10 to 20 years to reach its full potential size.
How Hardy is Ficus Carica Madeleine des Deux Saisons Hardy to zone H4 in the UK and Ireland, face your fig tree south or to the west for best results. This is a Mediterannean native used to milder climates and warmer weather, so you will need to grow your Madeleine Fig Tree in a sheltered position or a glasshouse if you live in northern areas with harsher climate.
How To Use Ficus Carica Madeleine des Deux Saisons While primarily grown for its succulent fruit, Madeleine Fig Tree has ornamental appeal. Grow it as a large shrub or shape as a small tree to add architectural interest to the landscape. Similarly, you can train your fig tree to grow against a south-facing wall or plant in a large container to add interest to a patio.
How To Care For Ficus Carica Madeleine des Deux Saisons Madeleine Fig Tree prefers a sunny, sheltered location and well-drained soil that can be kept moist. Figs don’t like drought as they will drop their fruit prematurely, especially if it is dry during the early part of the season. Water regularly for best results, especially if you are growing your fig in a large container- it is much more prone to drought stress in this case. The pH value should be on the slightly alkaline side of neutral.