The Chelsea Fig standard tree The Chelsea Fig standard tree The Chelsea Fig standard tree
The Chelsea Fig standard tree
The Chelsea Fig standard tree
The Chelsea Fig standard tree

'The Chelsea Fig' standard tree

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  • Named after the iconic Fig tree growing on the banks of the Thames where Chelsea Bridge meets The Embankment.
  • Featured as the main hideout in William Boyd's novel Ordinary Thunderstorms.
  • Great flavour and strong yield.
  • Propagated by fruit grower Will Sibley.
  • Supplied as a 1M tall standard fig tree, with many branches at crown. To fruit in first season.
Potted 4L 1M + - Item: 340019
RRP £29.99
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Product Description

Many Londoners know of a fabulous and fruitful Fig Tree, growing on the banks of the Thames where Chelsea Bridge meets The Embankment. Each Summer it's huge crops are joyfully plundered - either by flocks of parakeets high up in the tree - or cheeky human scrumpers lower down where it can be reached. Either way, it produces huge crops of figs every year. So well-known is this specific tree, it even featured as the main hideout in William Boyd's novel Ordinary Thunderstorms.

Fruit grower Will Sibley knew of this tree, and had tasted it's fruit. he took samples away to analyse, and concluded it was a chance seedling - a single and unique tree like no other variety grown. So good was the flavour and yeild, he set about propagating and grafting trees to sell from it - and here we are now selling them.

Now called 'The Chelsea Fig', every single tree is identical the one by the river. Get yourself a piece of London history and folklore, and grow them in your garden.

What Is Supplied

Item 340019 supplied as:
Supplied as a 1M tall standard for fig tree, with many branches at crown. To fruit in first season.

Plant Information

Care Guide

  • Keep your fig containerised or keep the roots restricted for the best crops.
  • This standard tree should be pruned to keep its shape and size. When pruning, aim for a balanced top that allows light into the centre of the canopy.

Prune twice a year:

  • Early spring: remove any branches that spoil the shape, or any that are crossing or damaged, along with any suckers appearing from the ground or lower stem.
  • If needed cut back one or two branches that have become too long and bare to a 5cm (2in) stub to stimulate new growth from the base of the branch.
  • Early summer: pinch out the new growth at five or six leaves. Do not prune later growth.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
300cm
200cm

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Nice healthy tree
Review Submitted: 10/11/2018 - 09:47:51
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Good communication and good quality item.
Review Submitted: 03/11/2018 - 13:04:45
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Not had any reason to contact and test out. - but all the plants I ordered came in good time looking v healthy.
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Looks fine
Review Submitted: 19/10/2018 - 15:53:49
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Good service and very helpful
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Nice tree and it arrived in excellent packaging and some figs already growing.
Review Submitted: 22/04/2017 - 05:40:56
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My order arrived in a tall box as I ordered 2 standard trees, however, I also ordered some plug plants - these were in the bottom of the box with the standard on top of them! A pack of surfina plugs had opened and was strewn across the base and all crushed. The box arrived in a good state therefore, I can only assume the items were packed like this. There were also 3 items missing. I phoned YouGarden and a very pleasant man apologise and arranged for my missing items to be sent out.
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This was packaged well and is a lovely standard.
Review Submitted: 15/04/2017 - 17:08:23
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Review Submitted: 23/03/2017 - 07:26:49
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Very prompt and safe delivery, as usual. Many thanks You Garden.
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Absolutely delighted with my Chelsea Fig Tree. It looks very healthy and full of promise. I was very surprised to see the size of it and all the lovely buds waiting to burst open. This tree is going to be a real feature in the pot I have chosen to grow it in. Many thanks You Garden.
YouGarden Comments
Thanks again for your order and for the great feedback!

Will
Head of Customer Service
Review Submitted: 16/03/2017 - 09:35:13
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Very good
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Looks good so far...
Review Submitted: 09/03/2017 - 06:32:39
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Delighted with my plants
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wonderful
Review Submitted: 07/02/2017 - 15:06:27
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Products really good even though they were delivered to wrong delivery address.
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Looks lovely and budding really well.
Review Submitted: 30/11/2016 - 21:26:15
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Arrived quickly and well packed
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Healthy tree as described
Review Submitted: 04/11/2016 - 13:59:37
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Great communication, well packaged and speedy postage
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Tree in excellent condition when delivered
Review Submitted: 07/09/2016 - 06:59:17
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Great company always ready to help in any way
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The fig tree came in excellent condition nicely branched looks great I am very pleased with it.
Review Submitted: 26/07/2016 - 01:50:23
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Great service as usual on these 3 variety.
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This one was very healthy and staying healthy without doing too much. Very hpp with this tree, very durable so far.
Review Submitted: 20/07/2016 - 17:02:30
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A very good company very helpful when you have a query they sort it out quickly and with great curtesy
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I love this little fig tree I will proberly be buying another one at a later date
Review Submitted: 24/06/2016 - 12:07:38
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Fast, effective, exactly what is meant to be !
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Exactly as described!
Review Submitted: 25/05/2016 - 06:48:40
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they do what it says on the can , excellent
Review Submitted: 10/05/2016 - 17:19:29
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Very happy with price and delivery
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Very happy with price and delivery
Review Submitted: 12/09/2015 - 11:07:57
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Fast efficient service
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Fast efficient service
Review Submitted: 15/07/2015 - 18:08:04
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Very good service and trees arrived in good condition. Very well packaged and delivered with care.
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Delivered safely and in good condition.
Review Submitted: 08/06/2015 - 14:30:53
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'The Chelsea Fig' standard tree
'The Chelsea Fig' standard tree
Potted 4L 1M +
Item: 340019
RRP £29.99
Deal Price £19.99
Save: £10.00 - 33%