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 ones have been espaliered with a 1metre trunk then 4 even branches either way straight across from the main trunk making it ideal for planting against a south facing wall or fence or across the garden in a row to create a row similar to vines