Most dried figs you eat contain at least one dead body of a mature female pollinating wasp. This is because the female wasp pushes her way through a small…
This fruits regularly in the open in southern England and in many parts of the Midlands and East Anglia in a warm position. For a good crop, root restriction is advisable. Fruiting is from mid August to mid September, depending on the site.
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.