What’s a cheese platter without a couple of fresh figs? These gorgeous fruits are best eaten when they’re fresh (they don’t store very well), so it pays to grow your own and pick as you please. Figs grow into medium sized trees, between 3-5m and will produce fruit within 2-3 years of planting. Also, depending on the climate and the variety you choose, you may be lucky to enjoy up to 2 crops in one year! Most trees are self-fertile, so you’ll only need one to produce these delish fruit.
Full sun, with protection from strong winds
Well drained in raised garden beds or mounds to ensure good drainage
From mid summer, when they’re soft to touch and smell sweet
From mid-winter as deciduous trees or from hard wood cuttings.