Ficus carica is an Asian species of flowering plant in the mulberry family, known as the common fig. Fig is a beautiful small tree with an interesting spreading habit. The breadth is often wider than the height of 15 to 30 ft. The bark is a smooth, silvery gray. The leaves of the tree are the identifying feature. They are about 4 inches long and have 3 or 5 lobes. The species name carica means having papaya-like leaves. The fruit, which is called anjeer, may be obovoid, top-shaped, or pear-shaped, 1 to 4 in long, and varies in color from yellowish-green to coppery, bronze, or dark-purple.
CARING FOR FIG
Water regularly during the growing season but reduce watering in fall.
Containers must be brought indoors in winter.
Large containers may be overwintered in greenhouses, garages or basements.
Wear elbow-length gloves that are thick enough to protect your hands from thorns or a clumsy slip, but flexible enough to allow you to hold your tools.
Always wear safety goggles; branches can whip back when released.Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.