Fig Trees

Fig Fruit Trees – Easy to Grow with Delectably Sweet Rewards

Figs are one of the oldest cultivated fruits in the world and have been enjoyed by humans for millennia. 

The fig tree is a deciduous shrub or small tree that typically grows 10-30 feet tall when left to do so. The leaves are large, ovate-shaped and deeply lobed with a rough surface. The flowers are small and inconspicuous, but they give rise to the familiar fruit we enjoy eating. They’re beautiful plants that make a lovely addition to any garden.

Figs are an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants, containing vitamins A and C, calcium and potassium. They’re often eaten fresh but can also be dried or made into preserves. They can also be used in baked goods or as a sweetener in other dishes. Fresh figs are delicate and perishable, so they must be used quickly. Dried figs can be stored for a longer period of time.

Fig trees are easy to grow and don’t require much care. They tolerate various soil types and do well in the ground or containers. They’re drought-tolerant once established but will produce more fruit if given regular water during the growing season. Fig trees can be grown in full sun or partial shade. The pruning requirements are minor but essential if you wish to keep your mature tree from growing too large. You’ll know the fig fruit is ripe when they begin softening. 

Figs really are nearly the perfect fruit, and now you can enjoy them at home with your very own fig fruit trees