Fig

  • Scientific name: Ficus carica L

 

  • Place of origin: Northern Asia Minor.
     
  • Description: Trees can grow up to 9m or can be potted; large palm-sized leaves, bear pear-shaped nutritious fruits on branches and trunk.
     
  • Grow best: In any well-draining but moist soil rich in organic matter, with pH 6. Bright sunlight required.
     
  • Use: Figs are excellent eaten as a fruit or in salads, made into jam and added to other cooking.
     

 

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