|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
Originating from Mediterranean.
The most commonly grown variety of fig in the UK. Vigorous and hardy, it produces a reliable crop of brown fruit with red flesh. The leaves are large but not deeply lobed, and clothe the plant densely. Although figs are seen most commonly trained on a wall, they can be pruned to form any shape and are worthy of planting for their Mediterranean character as ornamental plants as well as for their fruits.
If the fruit crop is your main reason for planting, removal of some foliage around the fruit will help them to ripen in full sun. Pruning to form a large standard or an espalier is advisable before it makes a large specimen, requiring ladders to crop and prune.
Tolerant of poor and alkaline soil, but thriving with summer watering and feeding. Ideally suited for training on a south-facing wall.
Height and spread after 10- 15 years if not pruned 5m x 4m.