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Ficus carica

Fig

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsSeptember & July
  • Height1m to 6m
  • Spread2m to 4m
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium-light green

Description

Ficus carica (Fig). This species will produce a small fruit tree, which can be grown in containers in cold climates.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Brown turkey fig, Common fig

Origin

Asia Minor

Interest and use

Fruit, ornamental, ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilFertile, Low salinity
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You should grow in organically rich soil and regularly feed and water to ensure a tasty harvest of the summer fruits.

Propagation

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.

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