Southwest Plant of the Month – Edible Fig – Ficus carica
|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.