Grown in warmer parts of the country.
Lightly thin out branches, and head back long shoots to maintain tree vigor and shape during the dormant season. Remove any weak, diseased, dead, or crossing twigs and branches.
Any good, deep, well-drained soil.
Water deeply but infrequently.
Fertilize with an all-purpose plant food.
Harvest figs when they have fully ripened. They are ripe when the fruits bend over at the neck and the flesh is soft. Remove the fruit with the stem still attached. Wear gloves and protective clothing when picking figs to avoid irritation from the milky sap.