Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska.

Papa John Fig Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Indulge in the Papa John Fig Tree, prized for its succulent figs and robust growth. Experience the ease of harvesting home-grown flavors. Order online now.


Cold Hardy 0-5°
Growing Zone 7A - 10B
Pollinator Self Fertile
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Product Description

Papa John Fig Tree: Savor the Heritage Harvest

About the Fruit

The Papa John Fig is a delectable variety that stands out for its rich, sweet flavor and sumptuous texture. These large, dark purple fruits are a treasure trove of taste, offering a lush, jammy interior filled with a complex bouquet of flavors. Perfect for fresh snacking, divine jams, or decadent desserts, the Papa John Fig is a gourmet addition to any home orchard, delivering a mouthwatering experience with every bite.

What to Know About the Tree

The Papa John Fig Tree is a robust specimen that embodies resilience and abundance. It flourishes as a deciduous tree, showcasing broad, lobed leaves that provide a tropical flair to any garden. This tree is not only admired for its fruit but also for its striking appearance, with a sturdy structure that can grow to be a magnificent centerpiece in your landscape. It’s notably easy to care for, requiring minimal upkeep, making it a joy for both seasoned gardeners and novices alike.

Harvest Season

Anticipation peaks in the late summer to early fall as the Papa John Fig ripens to perfection. The tree becomes a living spectacle, adorned with plump fruits that hint at the sweet, rich harvest awaiting. This season is a special time, as the tree yields its bounty, providing an ample supply of delicious figs to savor and share.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine a fruitscape™ that not only captivates the senses with its visual appeal but also rewards you with a feast of flavors. The Papa John Fig Tree is an excellent choice for such an endeavor. With its lush foliage, it contributes a verdant backdrop to your garden, while its seasonal fruit adds a splash of deep purple to the green canvas. Whether incorporated into an edible border, featured as a standalone attraction, or paired with other exotics, it’s sure to make your fruitscape™ both productive and enchanting. Your outdoor space will become a living testament to nature’s beauty and generosity.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, our commitment to quality ensures that every Papa John Fig Tree is shipped 100% in pot, wrapped in superior packaging for safe and easy shipping. As a family-owned and operated, nationally renowned trusted online plant nursery, we promise a local-friendly vibe in every interaction. Embellish your garden with the Papa John Fig Tree and let us help you cultivate a fruitscape™ of your very own.

Cold Hardy0-5°
Container PlantContainer Friendly
GraftedNo, on its own root system
Growing Zone7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B
Mature Height12-15 FT
Mature Width8-10 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing8-10 FT
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Fig Trees

Embrace the joy of Fruitscaping™ with our Fig Trees. Among the simplest and most rewarding fruiting plants to grow, figs are an excellent addition to any organic garden. Their inherent disease resistance and few pest issues can be managed easily without the need for harsh chemicals, ensuring a bountiful, eco-friendly harvest.

Our Fig trees exhibit a diverse palette of flavors, textures, and ripening seasons. Some varieties possess thin skins with succulent centers evoking the flavor of rich maple syrup – a delight when savored fresh from the tree. Other varieties offer a naturally sweet texture, perfect for drying or turning into delectable preserves.

With their compact growth habit, fig trees are perfect for integrating into the shrubbery border, adding an attractive contrast with their broad, deeply lobed leaves. Consider pairing these distinctive trees with the elegant pomegranate and the fine-textured blueberry bushes for a stunning visual mix. Complement this arrangement with a lush undergrowth of strawberries, creating a cycle of blooming flowers, ripening fruit, and vibrant fall colors.

The young fig tree’s smooth, flexible trunk lends itself to creative gardening techniques. Train it into an espalier for a living wall, or twist it into a striking specimen tree. If you’re dealing with limited space, lay the trunk flat against the ground, and watch as the vertical shoots transform into a natural, green hedge.

Fig trees are also well-suited to container gardening. The root restriction of a pot often encourages the tree to produce even more prolific crops. So, if you’re an urban gardener or short on garden space, our fig trees will prove a perfect fit.

Embrace the ease and joy of Fruitscaping™ with Fig Trees. Enjoy the journey from planting and care to the sweet reward of your homegrown figs.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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