Not only is her house set on a family farm that's perfect for high-producing fruit trees, but we thought it was reminiscent of the large fig tree on the grounds of the Italian olive orchard where we stayed last year — and may make a nice tradition for harvesting each summer.
We decided on a brown turkey fig since they are well-suited for Virginia plant zoning, and the variety is different from those our neighbor's tree produces each summer here in the city.
Since brown turkey fig trees weren't immediately available at our local plant nurseries, we decided to order online from Stark Bro's and have it shipped. We've had luck with ordering plants online before (like our fiddle leaf fig and wisteria) and like that there are typically more organics and variety to choose from when doing so.
What we weren't expecting upon opening the box was how stripped down and literally twig-like the tree would be, albeit, we're hopeful:
We're hoping for good things with this new little fig tree. We'll look forward to future trips on the farm to watch the progress and hope to have some "fruitful" news to share, perhaps this time next year.