It should be grown against a south or west-facing wall to prevent the top-growth from being killed off in strong, cold winds. Restricting the spread of the roots in the ground or growing in a pot helps to encourage a plentiful display of fruit. A prolific, reliable cropper that can be trained as an espalier and becomes drought tolerant once established. Figs are ripe when the stalk bends and the fruit hangs down and produces a droplet of sugar from the base. Figs are surprisingly hardy but winter protection is advisable – thick fleece is ideal.
4 – 8m
1.5 – 2m
Moist well-drained, Well-drained
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