Fig trees were rather common in walled estate gardens during the 18th century and some are still standing today. Nowadays they are surprisingly rare in home gardens even though nearly as accessible as other more common fruit trees such as apples or plums. They are quite ornamental for a fruit baring tree and the leaves give your garden a lovely ambient smell in the summer time.
Some varieties can be grown outdoors and the fruits will ripen even in our cold temperate maritime climate here in Ireland and the UK. Plant it in a spot with full sun light, optionally placing a few large rocks around the base of the tree will gather a little extra heat from the sun. Figs are quite cold hardy down to minus 15 degrees Celsius, but a thick layer of mulch and some rocks help. In this video we’re going to show you how to grow a fig tree from a cutting.