Chances are that whatever you’re wondering about your tree, we’ve been asked already. Check out the FAQs below for possible answers
- How many trees do I need to grow, to get figs? And, do figs need pollination?
- Is it better to grow fig trees in the ground or in a tub?
- Do fig trees need regular feeding?
- Is much pruning required?
- Are fig trees easy to propagate?
1. How many trees do I need to grow, to get figs? Do figs need pollination?
Answer: You only need one. Italian (Mediterranean) fig trees are self-pollinating. This means that you only need one tree to get figs, and you don’t need any help from bees or other pollinators.
2. Is it better to grow fig trees in the ground or in a tub?
Answer: That depends on your situation. If you have a sunny, protected spot, you should definitely use it. Remember, you will need to protect (wrap) your tree to bring it safely though the winter. Figs grown in tubs need only to be brought into a basement or garage for the winter.
3. Do fig trees need regular feeding?
Answer: If grown in the ground, one feeding each season is sufficient. Potted figs need regular light feedings or one all-season feeding.
4. Is much pruning required?
Answer: It’s practical to keep potted figs on the smaller side, to facilitate moving them to their winter quarters. We moved our potted trees outside in May, and some of the pots weighed more than 70-80 lbs! Fig trees grown in the ground should be kept at a height which permits winter protection (wrapped insulation) to be applied without becoming too much of a chore.
5. Are fig trees easy to propagate?
Answer: Fig trees are easy to root and grow from cuttings or layers. You can find lots of information on how to propagate fig trees by doing a Google search, or you can also ask us your questions, on the site, or call us at 908.832.7770.