Figs 4 Fun

Our Mission fig tree is out of control!

What can I say about a website that profiles thousands of fig tree varieties? This, and cute pictures of cats, is why DARPA invented the interwebs. The fig action is at And for those of you outside of Los Angeles’ biblical climate, the Figs 4 Fun website also has a fact sheet on growing figs in pots.

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  1. Those are some beautiful figs, we’re getting a lot of dates off of our date palms, you don’t happen to know what to do with dates do you? Lately we’ve just been eating them raw but I heard they can be cooked?

  2. I bought my first fig tree this year and I know it won’t be my last. I am so loving the pretty tree! What variety of fig do you find the most tastiest?

  3. Our Black Mission Fig has only been in the ground for 7 months and is only 4 feet tall yet I have already picked 18 figs off it and there are a ton more on the way! Thanks for the reference!

  4. Question: (as usual) I’m trying to get a hold of Lubricous rubellas or Eugenia fetid and am having no luck in my area of Southern California -not at farmers markets, feed stores, gardening centers, nothing. One phone call to a worm place in Temecula was a dead end not just because they weren’t open to the public, but because it turned out they manufacture plastic worms (at least I got a good laugh out of it). So, is there a website you’d recommend for worms? Thank you

  5. @Joss: That’s too bad! There used to be a worm lady who worked the farmers markets–guess she’s gone. I can’t really rec. any website as I’ve not used any. Have you tried bait shops? Sometimes worms are at smaller, better nurseries. Also, they breed fast, so if you could find just a few, maybe out of your yard, you’d be set in a short while.

  6. I propagated Petite negra figs from cuttings this year, from the directions on the Figs 4 Fun website. They are still little (~1 1/2 feet) but I’m excited that I grew them from basically a stick! And excited for a house plant that will do double duty and (hopefully) produce at least a small amount of food some day.

  7. Fig trees are actually hearty in different climates – we have two really large fig trees in our yard in Tennessee. The key if you’re in a borderline climate is to find a sheltered spot with some protection from the wind/cold and to protect the tree the first few years when it’s small. We always get a bit of freeze off on the tips of our trees, but they’re so large now that it’s not an issue.

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