We are lucky enough to be doing a home swap in Australia this Christmas and spent the last couple of days in Sydney Botanic Garden. It's in a wonderful…
For increased fruit production, plant the fig in a container, or bed with a restricted root run, eg) next to a wall. They need a sheltered, sunny site. Do not over-feed, or you will encourage lush foliage at the expense of fruit, unless that is the effect you want!
Propagate by seed in spring or by leaf-bud, stem-tip cuttings or by air layering in summer.
Figs have an obligate mutualism with Fig wasps. Only the Fig wasp can pollinate Figs and they can only reproduce in Fig flowers.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Red spider mite and scale insects may be a nuisance.