Southwest Plant of the Month – Edible Fig – Ficus carica

Mar 22, 2021 | Plant of the Month

Image by Thomas Hoang from Pixabay 

General Information

Plant Form Tree Plant Size 10′ x 10′
Plant Type Deciduous Water Usage Medium
Sunlight Sun, Partial Shade    

 Physical Description: Multi-trunked large shrub or small tree with large rough-textured leaves and sweet edible, egg-shaped fruit.

Care and Maintenance: Limb die back in severe winters. Fruit drop and associated discards from birds and insects can be messy. Suckers. Over pruning reduces fruit crop.

Gardener’s Notes: Many varieties of edible figs available.

Plant information from  Desert Blooms Plant Advisor.