Ficus carica, better known as the common fig tree, is the tree species that produces the famous green, black or purple figs.
Ficus carica requires well-drained soil.
Ficus carica is indifferent to soil type, but development is slower in poor and rocky soil.
A warm and sunny location is almost mandatory if you’re hoping for figs. Consider planting your trees near a wall, since the added protection will help your plants withstand the cold and help to ripen the fruit. Even without the fruit this tree is a beauty with wide open branches and large, lime green floppy leaves, it makes a beautiful specimen.
Exposure – full sun
Foliage – deciduous
Fruit formation – May to September.
Harvest – July to September
Planting, care and pruning will greatly help increase the quality of the fig harvest.
These half standard trees have approximately 90cm stems and the size of the heads will depend on maturity.