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Fig Tree

Fig Tree


Fresh figs are a delicious, sweet treat, a real taste of sunny climes. Figs are well worth the effort to grow, and their attractive, scented foliage makes a great addition to the garden, too, and while fig trees in Britain might not yield the same quantity or sweetness of fig trees in the Mediterranean, they can be grown successfully in a sheltered, sunny spot, such as against a wall tricking them into thinking they are growing on a rocky hilltop in the eastern Mediterranean by keeping their roots restricted.

Several fig varieties are hardy enough for outdoor cultivation in the UK and should crop even during poor summers. They’re suitable for growing in large pots (which restricts their roots), and compact and standard varieties make good trees for small gardens. They’re all self-fertile, so you only need one tree for a decent crop. 

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