Image of an espaliered Mrs Williams Fig tree with large, dark green leaves.  The leaves have 3 - 5 lobes.

Fig Trees (Mrs Williams)


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Figs are a fantastic plant for growing in a pot, or espalier - ideal for a courtyard garden or covering a barren fence.  The Mrs Williams Fig produces luscious large pear-shaped brown/purple fruit.  The first flush of fruit arrives in January, and second bonus flush in April.  

Urban Bounty Mrs Williams Fig trees are a tall sapling that arrives in a 3.5 litre pot.

What is the Mrs Williams Fig? 

Fig trees are deciduous fruit trees, native the the Mediterranean and western Asia. This vigorous structural tree looks gorgeous in Elegant and Mediterranean-style gardens.  It produces large, pear-shaped fruit with a yellow neck and brown-purple body.  Inside the luxurious flesh is a light amber-red colour.  Mrs Williams Fig trees will grow to between 4 metres high and 4 metres wide in the right conditions.  If you are growing in a small space, size can easily be managed with pruning and espalier.  

Culinary Uses for Figs

Figs are delicious in both sweet and savory dishes.  For dessert, fresh or grilled Figs with mascarpone cream are a real treat.  This delicious fruit is also a star on a fruit platter with blue cheese, or it can be paired with quail or duck in a savory dish.  If you have a glut of fruit on your tree, Figs are the ideal fruit for jam or chutney-making.  

Growing Conditions - Mrs Williams Fig 

Figs planted containers can be planted at most times of the year.  You only need to plant one tree for a good crop of fruit. Strawberries and Marigold are excellent companion plants.  Restricting Fig tree roots at planting encourages heavier fruiting and prevents them from taking over the garden.  Take care not to plant near drains.

Fig trees thrive in full sun, rich but free-draining loam and sheltered from strong winds.  Their main requirement is regular water (especially when fruiting). Plant with a  good dose of compost and manure pellets, and top-up with food in spring and summer. Dormant Figs tolerate moderate winter frosts, but budding trees are sensitive to spring frosts.  

Figs naturally form into a vase-shaped, spreading shape. Prune lightly in winter if needed to keep it compact, remove disease, or encourage air flow.  We don't recommend pruning in summer or without gloves, as the milky sap can cause blisters.  

Figs need to ripen on the tree, so you will need to think about bird protection in fruiting season.  The fruit is ripe when it starts to flop and has a little 'give' when squeezed.

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.


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