Fig trees do well in dry and sunny regions with seasonal drought, due to their deep and wide root system, but they should still be watered consistently, especially if you want a good crop. Normally 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water per week is needed, either from rainfall or irrigation. A dripline or a soaker hose works best, and the area to be watered should extend outside the tree’s canopy. Mulching helps retain moisture. Don’t overwater, and let the fig tree dry out between watering,
- Although the fig tree is native to the Middle Esst and Asia, certain varieties have been able to live and thrive in North America.
- Use organic mulch to help the tree to retain water.
- Apply 1 to 1 and 1/2 inch of water to the tree each week.
“Once a fig tree is established, you probably won’t have to water it unless there is literally no rainfall for a significant period.”