Persian Fig ‘Kan’ Tree
Our Persian Fig tree is originally from Kan, Iran. The fruit has a light greenish yellow thin skin and is medium-large in size. The flesh itself is very sweet and delicious. Figs reach maturity during the Fall season. This is a heavy producing, vigorous, and self-fruiting tree. Pruning should be done in the Winter to maintain a well balanced, evenly growing tree that produces high-quality fruit. Persian Kan Fig trees need hot Summers and a lot of sun. This can be many hours of full sun and regular watering. 100 hours.
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General Plant Information
Persian Fig ‘Kan’ Tree Care and Information
The Persian ‘Kan’ Fig tree produces heavily from a young age. Plant the fig tree in the full sun. Trees can grow over 30 feet tall, but prune to keep as small as 10 feet tall and wide. Plant trees 10-15 feet apart in soil that drains well.
How To Water, Fertilize, and Prune A Fig Tree
Water the fig tree deep but not too frequently. Plant in good soil that drains well. Create a berm around the drip zone. This ensures the trees have a good watering well around the roots to collect water. Water new trees regularly, about 1-2 times per week during the Spring growth season. Increase the frequency to 2 – 3 times per week during the hot Summer. As the weather cools in the Fall, reduce the frequency of irrigation back down to once per week. Discontinue watering during the Winter while the tree is dormant.
Fertilize the fig tree in the Spring with a balanced organic fruit tree fertilizer with a 1-1-1 or a 2-1-1 NPK ratio, such as (5-5-5)or (6-3-3). Manure can be applied in cool climates. Reapply growth formula fertilizer in the Summer. Do not fertilize in the Fall as this the time the tree has slowed growth. Apply a fertilizer with low nitrogen and high phosphorus and potassium with a 1-2-2 or 1-4-4 NPK ratio such as 4-12-12 analysis.
Prune the fig tree in the Winter, while the plant is dormant. Cut the tip to prevent it from becoming too tall and prevent side branches from growing. Remove any new growth below the graft, low in the branches towards the center of the trees, and crossing towards the wrong direction. Thin your tree in the Summer to remove dry twigs, water sprouts, too many fruits to direct desired growth.
Fig Tree Pest Management
Use a dormant fruit tree spray/horticultural oil in the Winter. To protect the harvest use an animal repellant. Also, cover the fruits or net the entire tree to create a barrier.
Additional InformationWatering : Regular
Sun Exposure : Full Sun and Part Sun
Harvest Time : Fall
Plant Type: Deciduous
Chill Hours: Less 100 hours below 45°F
Pollination: Self-Fruitful / Self Pollinating
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-10
Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.
Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.
Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.
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The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.
The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.
Pollination & Propagation
(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.