Figs are particularly fond of hot and reasonably dry climate. They can be planted at any time of the year, and do well in the ground, or in large pots.

They like full sun and well-drained soil. If planted in the ground they will grow to about 3 metres with a canopy of up to five metres.

They are a deciduous tree, so the best time to prune them is in winter.

They fruit in mid-summer to late autumn. The ripe figs are easy targets for birds, fruit bats and possums, so you will need to net the tree if you want to save all of the fruit.

Harvest when ripe (the riper they are, the better they taste). The fruit will readily pull away from the stalk when they are ripe.