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Growing Fig Trees - F.A.Q. | Fig Tree Care, Water, Fertilizer, Propagation, Pruning & More

Updated: Feb 2

1. Introduction

Fig trees have been enjoyed for their delicious fruit for thousands of years. They are also prized for their beauty, versatility, and ease of care. Whether grown in a garden, in a pot or indoors, fig trees make a great addition to any landscape.

If you're interested in growing your own fig tree, this article will provide answers to some of the most common questions about how to care for, propagate, plant, and harvest fig trees. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this article is packed with tips and advice to help you get the most out of your fig tree.

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2. How to care for a fig tree

Fig trees are relatively low-maintenance plants, but proper care is key to ensuring a healthy and productive tree. Here are some tips for caring for your fig tree.

How to water a fig tree:

The best way to water a fig tree is to provide a consistent amount of water every day rather than a deep, thorough watering once or twice a week. A consistent watering schedule that keeps the soil ‘moist’ is the key to improving fruit quality and reducing the occurrence of splitting.

  • The soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged.

  • During the fruit-bearing season, it's important to provide consistent watering to prevent the fruit drop and splitting.

Do fig trees need a lot of water?