Growing figs. Exotic, or a 'fig'ment of the imagination?
The mysterious world of figs is easy to figure out once you realise that it's easy to grow these fruit trees
. These long-lived plants crop well here in the south east, particularly now that winters tend to be milder and start later than ever before. People have been growing figs in thIs country since Tudor times
. They just need a good sunny position, some food, water and shelter. A limited number of fig varieties are reliable in the UK but these are readily available and prolific fruiters. Whats more, these figs are self-fertile
and they can both pollinate and set fruit without needing any intervention from insects or gardeners.