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Fig Trees

Nothing tastes sweeter than a Fig plucked straight from the tree; still warm with the heat of the late summer sun. Read on for all you need to know about choosing your fig-trees, where to grow them and how to care for them.

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Choose your Fig Trees

If growing your fig tree in the ground, choose a hardy variety suited to the UK climate such as Brown Turkey, Osborne's Prolific or the heritage variety Madeleine de Deux Saisons which fruits twice in a year. For smaller gardens we recommend the more compact Dalmatie and Ice Crystal. All can be grown in pots: we love early ripening Brunswick and the tiger-striped Panachee.

Where to grow Fig trees

Fig trees grow best in pots - position them against a wall in a warm, sheltered area and re-pot every 2-3 years. If growing in the ground, you will need to use rubble or submerged paving slabs around the tree to restrict root growth and promote fruiting. Fig trees can also be trained to create a fan shape against a wall or fence.

Fig tree care tips

Fig trees need to be kept well watered and fed weekly with tomato food once the fruits appear. They also benefit from an annual mulch. Harvest the fruits when they hang down and are soft to the touch. For more tips on growing fig trees including training, harvesting and problem solving, see our Full Care Guide.


Osborne's Prolific Fig Tree
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Osborne's Prolific Fig Tree

One of the most heavily fruiting figs

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  • One of the most heavily fruiting fig trees
  • Perfect for UK climate
  • Easy to grow
  • Amazing sweet rich flavour
Brown Turkey Fig Tree

Gorgeous lobed leaf tree bearing sweet, juicy figs

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  • Fully hardy and well-suited for UK climate
  • Highly ornamental with attractive lobed foliage
  • An easy to grow plant
  • Produces large crops of sweet juicy figs
Madeleine Des Deux Saisons' Fig Tree

Fit for a king

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  • Produces two crops per season
  • Dates back to the reign of Louis IV
  • Prized for its abundant fruiting
  • Perfect for UK climate
Rouge De Bordeaux Fig Tree

Centuries old gourmet French Fig

1 option from from £15.00
  • Produces attractive purple figs with red flesh
  • Self-fertile
  • Thrives in a greenhouse
  • Perfect for eating french or to make jam
Ice Crystal Fig Tree

A highly ornamental award-winning fig tree

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  • Winner of RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Highly ornamental
  • Self fertile
  • Perfect for smaller gardens
Brunswick Fig Tree
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Brunswick Fig Tree

Particularly hardy and heavy cropper

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  • Produces large pear-shaped fruit
  • Ideally suited to growing in a container on your patio
  • Popular with amateur gardeners
  • Attracts birds, bees and other beneficial insects
Panachée' Fig Tree
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Panachée' Fig Tree

The Tiger from the 1600s

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  • Known as the 'tiger' fig
  • Rich raspberry flavour
  • Gorgeous crimson figs
  • Self fertile
Dalmatie Fig Tree
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Dalmatie Fig Tree

One of the best figs for the British climate

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  • A popular green-fruited fig tree
  • One of the best figs for the British climate
  • Crops reliably in the UK
  • Produces a heavy crop

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