O'Rourke Fig Tree

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This deciduous fig tree produces great tasting medium-sized brown to bronze figs with sweet amber to strawberry-red flesh. It’s one of the best figs created by Dr. Ed O'Rourke. This fig is a winner as it’s renowned for production, growth habit, hardiness and disease resistance.

This self-fertile fig is a great addition to a home orchard or for use as a specimen plant or container garden. At maturity, Ficus carica L. 'O'Rourke' will reach a height and width between 8 and 10 feet. Prune to keep the size in check in a container garden. O’Rourke Fig was developed by the fig breeding program at the LSU Agricultural Center in 2007.

O'Rourke Fig Care

Plant O'Rourke Fig in a full sun location in USDA plant hardiness zones 7 to 9. This tree is tolerant of salt and humidity, plus it’s deer resistant. It has a partially closed eye and 5-lobed leaves. This fruit on this fig cultivar ripens earlier in the summer than that on most other fig varieties. Water during dry periods and be sure to regularly water if using O’Rourke Fig in a container garden. Containers, especially terra cotta ones dry out quickly.

O'Rourke Fig Spacing

Space individual trees 8 to 10 feet apart, center on center. This ensure enough space for ample sunlight to reach the tree and for harvesting the fruit.

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.