Plant Care: How to Grow Fig Trees

Plant Type
Deciduous Fruit Tree

Harvest Season
Spring, Summer, Fall

The first crop (breba) of fig fruit will ripen in late May through June, followed by the main crop will come in September through November.  

Mature Size
Fig trees grow up to 6-20 ft tall and wide, depending on variety. Growing fig trees in containers is quite easy, provided the roots have enough room to expand, and can also be pruned for bonsai or espalier. Fig trees go dormant and shed their leaves in the winter. This is an ideal time to prune. 

Soil & Moisture
Rich, moist, well-draining soil. 

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade

Fig trees also make really great houseplants indoors as long as they can get enough bright light.

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Medium

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 6-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+.
Cold hardiness depends on variety.

Propagation
Our Fig trees are grown from cutting or micro-propagation and will fruit within 1 or 2 years.

See More
We carry several different varieties of figs, all with their own unique flavors and features. Shop our Fig Trees.