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Standard Fig Tree 'Chelsea'

Standard Fig Tree 'Chelsea' Code: FGS202

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Ficus carica 'Chelsea'

NEW! This standard fig tree is ideal where space is restricted and will make an attractive feature in a large container on a sunny patio. Pruned to shape on the nursery, it is supplied with a 90cm (3ft) clear stem and a bushy head. Total height on despatch 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft). This variety was found growing on the banks of the River Thames adjacent to Chelsea Bridge. It is extremely heavy cropping and shows great hardiness to cold weather, cropping reliably outdoors throughout the UK. The medium sized fruits are pale brown when fully ripe and have an excellent flavour without being sickly sweet.


Pollination: Self-fertile.


Season: Aug - Sept.


Plant size: 4.5 litre pot.


Available for delivery: all year.

 

Although, fig trees are associated with Mediterranean countries, with the correct choice of variety and given a sunny, sheltered site, they can be grown outside throughout the UK with great success. Figs picked fresh from the garden are juicy, sweet and fragrant. They are very useful for covering large areas such as a south or south-west facing wall or fence and trained as a fan they will eventually reach 2m (6ft 6in) high and 3-3.6m (10-12ft) wide. They also make ideal container plants on a sun-drenched patio, where they will make a very attractive garden feature. Fig trees require root restriction and for ease they can be planted in a Root Control Bag.

 

Our fig trees are supplied in containers and are available for despatch throughout the year.

Carriage & packing charges

Our standard delivery charge to mainland UK is £8.95. Some items (where stated) are p&p inclusive. If you are only ordering items that are p&p inclusive, the standard delivery charge does not apply.
 
Some deliveries to the Scottish Islands and Highlands, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Scily Isles may incur surcharges. If a surcharge is applicable, we will contact you prior to despatch. We regret we are unable to deliver outside the British Isles.
 

Despatch Dates

We regret we are unable to give precise delivery dates as weather conditions can affect the despatch schedule. The following information (which applies to orders placed online and over the phone) should only be used as a guide and on the understanding that we may not be able to keep to these dates precisely. Please note, delivery usually takes longer when payment is made by cheque.
 
COVID-19 UPDATE: We are still fully operational but we are experiencing high volumes of orders at the moment so it might take a little longer than normal to get your delivery to you. We politely request that you carefully read the delivery information below and refrain from contacting us to ask for an update on how your order is progressing as we only have a small team in the office (all working remotely from home) and we are currently inundated with phone call and email enquiries. We thank you for your understanding.
 

Fruit trees, soft fruit bushes, ornamental trees & hedging (bare root)

Bare root fruit trees, soft fruit bushes, ornamental trees and hedging will be despatched from late November until late April.
 
Orders placed before mid November will usually be despatched by mid/late December.
 
Orders placed between mid November and 31st December will usually be despatched late December/January.
 
Orders placed after the 1st January will usually be delivered within 28 days of the order being placed.
 
Orders placed from early April onwards will usually be despatched within 14 days.
 

Fruit trees & soft fruit bushes (pot grown)

Pot grown fruit trees, gooseberries and currants are available April to late August and will usually be despatched within 14 days. At the moment due to the high volume of orders we are currently receiving we ask you to allow up to 28 days for delivery - the majority of orders will however still be fulfilled within 2 weeks.
 
Blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, elderberries, honeyberries, lingonberries, figs, goji berries and grapes are normally available throughout the year. If ordered April to late September they will normally be despatched within 14 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date. Under these circumstances, to avoid additional carriage charges, the entire order will be sent together when everything is available. Outside this period, delivery may take up to 28 days or longer if ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date. At the moment due to the high volume of orders we are currently receiving we ask you to allow up to 28 days for delivery - the majority of orders will however still be fulfilled within 2 weeks.

 

Cell Grown Raspberries

Cell grown raspberries are available from late May to mid July and will usually be despatched within 28 days.
 

Strawberry plants (Runners)

Fresh dug strawberry plants will be despatched from mid October to late November. Coldstored strawberry plants will be despatched from March to early July. Orders placed during these periods will usually be delivered within 28 days. Some varieties are only available as coldstored plants (see product description for availability). At the moment due to the high volume of orders we are currently receiving most orders are taking around 2-3 weeks.
 

Strawberry plants (Misted Tips)

Misted Tips are available from mid August to mid September and will usually be despatched within 14 days.
 

Vegetable Plants

Vegetable plants are available from mid May to late July. As a vey rough guide, plants ordered before the end of April will usually be despatched by late May. Plants ordered after May will usually be despatched by early June.
 

Asparagus crowns

Asparagus crowns will be despatched from late March/early April to late May. Orders placed during this period will usually be despatched within 14 days.
 

Hardware

Hardware is usually despatched within 14 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date. At the moment due to the high volume of orders we are currently receiving we ask you to allow up to 28 days for delivery - the majority of orders will however still be fulfilled within 2 weeks.
 

Biological Controls (Natural Predators) & Bumblebee Hives

Natural Predators and Bumble Bee hives are only despatched at the appropriate time of year (see product description for detailed information). When "in season" they are despatched direct from our supplier in batches on a weekly basis -  we send orders to our supplier every Thursday and they despatch these orders Wednesday the following week. Natural Predators are sent by first class post, bumblebee hives are sent by carrier.
 
 

 

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