Fig (Aththi) - Santhi Online Plants Nursery
Fig (Aththi) - Santhi Online Plants Nursery
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Fig (Aththi)

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Family: Moraceae

Scientific Name: Ficus carica

Common Name:  cluster fig or country fig

Height: from 3 to 9 m (10–30 ft)

Soil: Fig trees can grow in a variety of soil types, but they grow best in deep sandy-clay loams with a pH of 6 to 8. Very light soils are not favorable to fig production and should be supplemented with organic matter before planting.

Environment: Planting fig trees in full sun is recommended. Figs can be grown successfully in pots, which will keep the plant size in check. Replace the majority of the soil in the tub every two years for container-grown plants, and keep the edges of the tub shaded to avoid warming in direct sunshine.

Origin: the Mediterranean, South West Asia & India

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Description

Figs are actually easy to buy and plant. They are delicious, healthful, and easy to cultivate. With a bit of planning and care harvest could be done in no time!

Fig can become a tall evergreen shrub or small tree that grows to around 10 meters in height. Fig trees are widely grown in more temperate climates like the Mediterranean, Southwest Asia & India. The plant should be placed in an area that receives six hours of sunlight or more per day. This makes the full sun a requirement for Figs to grow well. The watering requirements of fig trees are mostly determined by the soil and weather. Fig plant or shrubs, on the other hand, require 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week, whether through irrigation or rain. Fig plants are self-fertile, which means they produce plenty of fruits even without pollination.

Fig is a versatile fruit that contains a potent source of fiber, which helps in diabetes functional control. Nothing compares to healthy food that tastes like delicious candies other than Figs.

When the fruits are ready, which can be as early as late August to early October, they are little but plentiful and tasty. The fruits can be left on the tree to dry and preserve well into the winter in a hot, dry summer. Picking them when they are fully ripe, cut them in half, and keeping them in the sun for a few days is also quite beneficial.

Fig Plants & Fruits are the significant food source for much of the wildlife, and the tree owes its growth to those who eat it. Birds and mammals distribute seed by scattering it in their droppings. Various bees and wasps are frequently found feeding on bird-made apertures in fruit. We’ll leave some of the fruit on the tree for other creatures to eat, and there will always be plenty of figs.

 

Benefits:

The fig may produce for its edible fruit that has numerous health benefits: 

Vitamin B Complex (B Vitamins) is abundant in figs, which aid in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

High in fibre Regular eating of figs improves digestive health and resolves common digestive problems including constipation and irregular bowel syndrome.

Figs are high in iron and copper, which are essential for producing healthy red blood cells and carrying oxygen to the body’s tissues. Iron deficiency makes a person weak, fatigued, and susceptible to infection.

Figs, which are high in vitamins, fibre, and important minerals, aid immune function and protect against sickness and infection.

Improves digestion and cures constipation, helps in balancing blood fat and blood sugar levels as well as eliminates cancer cells.

 

Maintenance:

Figs form on fresh stem growth each year and mature months later. 

Most fig trees require a year to produce ripe fruit since being planted. 

Figs grown in containers are more likely to develop fruit sooner.

It prefers organically rich, well-draining soil and can be grown in full sun or partial shade.

If you’re going to plant numerous trees, space them approximately 20 to 30 feet apart to allow for natural sprawl. 

Wet feet are not good for figs, so don’t water them too much. Allow for some drying time between waterings. Remember to water slowly and thoroughly, but not excessively. It is sufficient to do so every 10 to 2 weeks.

Apply ammonium phosphate fertilizer in the spring and early fall throughout the growing season. 

The temperature range for this tree is 15 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

This plant is available for purchase through online plant buying.

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