The fig tree is a fruit tree that is very easy to care for and maintain. In fact, it is an ideal plant for the low-maintenance garden, as it resists drought without problems once established. Although it can leave the soil quite dirty, the fruits it produces taste so good that its advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.
But Do you know how to get a good harvest of figs? Because caring for the tree is very easy, but getting an excellent harvest… It is also .
The first and most important thing to know is that the fig tree, whose scientific name is loaded with figsit is a fruit tree that to grow well needs a more or less warm climatewith frosts down to -7ºC (better if they do not drop below -5ºC). Its roots, like that of all Ficus, are invasive, so it is convenient to plant it at a distance of at least 10 meters from pipes and soil, in a sunny exposure.
The irrigationAlthough it is a plant capable of withstanding drought, when we want to cultivate it so that it gives us an excellent harvest it is necessary that we give it regular watering throughout the year, especially in spring and summer. The frequency will vary depending on the weather, but will generally be watered three times a week during the warmer months of the year, and 1-2 a week the rest of the year. We can take advantage of it to add a little allowance organicguano, humus) in liquid form to irrigation water once every fifteen or thirty days (it will be specified on the product container).
Finally, we cannot forget about the pruning. This has to be done at the end of autumn, removing those branches that are broken, dry, diseased or weak, and cutting those that have grown excessively, making it difficult for us to harvest.
Thus, we can taste some very good quality figs.