Dwarf Fig Trees prefer Warm Climates
A dwarf fig tree is another excellent choice for a container grown fruit bearing tree. The fruit on the trees are edible and the foliage of a dwarf fig treeflourishes and is very hardy.
Dwarf fig treesare generally grown in containers because they prefer warm climates. Some of the dwarf trees can be left outdoors, but generally, these will tend to bush and not produce any fruit. So, the safest way to raise a dwarf fig tree in most areas of the United States is to grow them in a container that can be moved indoors at least for winter.
Although tree suppliers often state that their dwarf fig treeswill bear fruit in two to four years, many consumers report getting fruit the very first year of planting—in fact, the very first fruit season. One thing nice about growing figs is that most varieties will bear fruit for two seasons: the summer and the fall. The fall growing season produces a notably larger harvest than the summer harvest.
Sunlight as well as warmth is needed to grow prolific dwarf figs trees. The small trees require a minimum of four hours in full sun and nighttime temperatures above 66 degrees.
Dwarf fig trees and dwarf cherry trees are normally self-pollenating which means that you only need to buy one fig tree in order for it to bloom and bear fruit. However, it is important to move the tree outdoors during the summer so the bees help with the pollination process.
The figs from these small trees may be smaller than those grown on a full sized tree. Still, what is lost in size is made up for in taste and sweetness. If you love eating or cooking with figs but are discouraged from purchasing them because of the cost, you should consider growing your own dwarf fig tree.