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Violette de Bordeaux dark purple fruit with pink-red flesh
Violette de Bordeaux dark purple fruit sitting on wooden table
Violette de Bordeaux dark purple fruit with pink-red flesh
Violette de Bordeaux dark purple fruit sitting on wooden table

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-10
  • Mature Height: 6-10' tall
  • Mature Width: 5-8' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 8-10' apart



  • Heirloom variety with sweet purple fruit ripening late summer through fall
  • Uniquely shaped, large dark-green leaves wonderfully accent the tree
  • Self-pollinating fruit; only one is needed to produce fruit
  • In warmer climates, you can expect two harvests: one in early summer and one in fall
  • Excellent in patio containers
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

    Violette de Bordeaux Fig

    Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

    Ficus carica 'Violette de Bordeaux'

    Regular price $84.00
    In Stock - Ships in 4 to 7 days
    Shipping included
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    Why the Violette de Bordeaux Fig?

    Figs, figs everywhere! You'll be harvesting figs nonstop with the wonderfully decidant Violette de Bordeaux Fig tree produces it's signature two crops. That's right, Violette produces two crops of fine figs each year. Take up those cooking classes you've been interested in to put those figs to use and show off for your friends and family. You won't find a nicer fig tree than Violette as not only the fruits are able to be used in cooking, but the leaves as well. Wrap chicken or fish in the leaves when cooking to bring out the delectable coconut flavor housed in the leaves. This tree will not let you down or bore you with how useful it will be in your edible landscape. Save money on fresh produce and cooking wraps with the Violette de Bordeaux Fig tree.

    Violette de Bordeaux Fig dates back to 16th century France where it was grown near Paris and enjoyed for it's two crops and delicious fruit. Sometimes referred to as Negronne, there was some debate over whether the two names were describing the same fig. Both trees were determined to be the same tree once Negronne was brought over to California years after Violette was already introduced into the landscape.

    How to use in the landscape?

    A natural dwarf tree, Violette de Bordeaux adds big impact in a small package. From the tropical leaves to the dark-skinned fruit with rosy strawberry-colored flesh, Violette is a great choice for backyard orchards everywhere. Use Violette as a makeshift hedge and leave any low-hanging branches remaining to block out any unsightly views.

    Why Bower & Branch?

    We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

    How To Plant

    Violette requires a location with full sun to produce the best fruit harvest. Fig trees are very versatile trees whether planted in the landscape or used in a container so do not feel pressured to plant Violette in the ground if you have the perfect container for this fig tree.

    How To Water

    Water well when tree first arrives. Fig trees don’t like wet feet, so they don’t require to be watered too often. Water every 10 days to 2 weeks.

    Planting Zones

    Hardiness Zone: 6-10

    How Does Shipping Work?

    Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

    How Does Sizing Work?

    The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

    Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

    All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

    See the size guides below.

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