Fig tree

Would you like some freshly harvested figs? They are very, very rich and can be harvested throughout the summer, even in autumn if the weather is mild. And, even if it is the same fig, there are those who say that it does not taste the same if you eat it in the garden, than if you eat it indoors. It’s funny, right? We do not know if there is something scientific in this, what I can tell you is that there is nothing like planting and taking care of your own food.

So let’s see how to plant a fig tree.

loaded with figs

fig tree

The fig tree is a tree that measures about 5-6m, and over time its crown reaches about 5m in diameter, especially if it is a plant that is allowed to grow freely. However, keep in mind that can be pruned during spring (before their buds awaken) to keep their growth controlled.

When we want to plant it in its final location, we will wait for the summer to comesince Ficus are plants of tropical and subtropical origin, which will better cope with this type of work in the warmer months of the year.

Rubber plant

Ficus

At the time of transplanting it we have to do the following:

  1. A planting hole of at least 50x50cm (ideally 1x1m). It is very important that the place where we are going to plant our fig tree is at a minimum distance of 5m from pipes, floors, etc., and that it is directly exposed to the sun.
  2. Mix the soil that we have removed with a little organic compost (worm castings, for example) and perlite.
  3. Pour a bucket of water into the hole.
  4. Remove the fig tree from its pot and introduce it into what will become its new »home». If we see that it is going to be low, we will add a little mixed earth.
  5. We fill in the hole.
  6. And we water again.

Simple, yes? If it is very windy in your area, you can put a tutor so that it has an optimal development.

In a very short time you will be able to harvest your own figs.