Most of us fall in love with fig trees as soon as we plant them. Mainly because they are easy to grow and can live for many years with proper care. Fig tree lifespan will depend on various factors, such as the type of fig tree, the climate it is grown in, and how well… Read More »How Long Do Fig Trees Live?
Fig trees are known for their delicious fruit, but what if you want to know which fig variety is the largest? Fig varieties come in many sizes. Some of them may be larger than others, depending on the species and type of fig tree. I will compare figs by size to see which one is… Read More »What Is The Largest Fig Fruit? – Fig Variety Comparison
This summer, you’ve been so busy tending to your garden that it’s hard to believe that figs could be the bane of your existence. You’re not alone. Other fig growers have also wondered why their figs aren’t sweet. There are 4 reasons why fig trees produce unsweet fruit: There is too much or too little… Read More »Why Are My Figs Not Sweet? – Reasons And Solutions
There are many misconceptions about types of figs, what they are, and especially about which figs are edible. I was shocked looking at the answers some websites give. It’s like they just copy the same wrong information over and over again from each other. Most caprifigs are actually edible but not nearly as desirable to… Read More »Caprifig vs Edible Fig – How To Identify a Caprifig?
This is a story about a journey of fig variety known as Smyrna from Turkey to California. But before we get to the journey, let’s see what Smyrna variety is and where it grows. What Are Smyrna Figs? Unlike common fig varieties, the Smyrna fig requires pollination to produce fruit. The fruits of Smyrna fig… Read More »Where Are Smyrna Figs Grown?
Fig trees are popular candidates for home orchards since they place relatively few demands on their producers. It can be extremely frustrating when a “easy” tree doesn’t seem to grow well, as they are often marketed as. A lack of growth in a fig tree is most likely due to injury, disease, pests, or a… Read More »Fig Tree Not Growing – Causes and Solutions