How To Grow Figs

By following these tips, you can successfully grow your own figs and enjoy their delicious, sweet flavor straight from your own backyard.

  1. Choose the right variety: There are many different types of figs, so it’s important to choose one that is suited to your climate and growing conditions. Some popular varieties include Brown Turkey, Celeste, and Black Mission.
  2. Plant in the right location: Figs prefer a warm, sunny location with well-draining soil. They can also be grown in containers if you don’t have the space for a full-sized tree.
  3. Provide regular water: Figs need regular watering, especially during hot, dry weather. Aim to keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
  4. Fertilize appropriately: Figs are not heavy feeders, but they will benefit from occasional fertilization with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer.
  5. Prune as needed: Fig trees can become quite large if left unpruned, so it’s important to keep them under control. Prune in late winter or early spring, removing any dead or damaged wood and thinning out the branches as needed.
  6. Harvest at the right time: Figs are ready to harvest when they are soft to the touch and begin to droop on the tree. Pick them carefully to avoid damaging the fruit.