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Fig - Purple vigilante

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Figs are delicious tossed through salads, serve them with cheese or eat them straight off the tree. With the majority of figs; the riper the sweeter the flavour. Figs will often bear two crops in a year with the second crop extending further into autumn. Figs thrive in Australia's 'Mediterranean' climate and are the ideal size for most backyards. They are best grown in well drained soils with full sun exposure. Mature trees tolerate cold and frost.  Once established, Figs are hardy and requires minimal maintenance.  While they prefer a warm, dry climate Figs appreciate plenty of water while the fruit is developing. Apply a fertiliser annually in winter. Ensure you have a defence against birds when the tree starts fruiting. Can grow to a height of 6 metres with a width of 5 metres.