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Growing figs - this is how it's done


Figs ripen

It doesn't always have to be apples, pears or plums. The fig is also a fruit that thrives well in German gardens and is also very tasty. Read here how you can grow figs.

It's best to choose hardy plants
There are many different types. If you want to plant figs in the garden, you should get hardy plants like that Paradiso or the Violetta to get. They can withstand temperatures down to -10 degrees. However, even with these varieties it can be said that it would always be better to bring the fig indoors in winter. A conservatory would be best. Here all other figs withstand the cold weather and are stored at temperatures of 5 to 10 degrees. That's why figs should be kept in pots if possible. This is how they thrive best.

Fruits still ripen
The fruits that are not yet ripe before being picked up can be left on the tree, they ripen. The figs are watered sparingly in winter. By the way, figs should not be cut back in autumn, otherwise they will lose too much milk juice. This could harm the plants. A cut is only necessary in early summer at the new shoot tips.