Edible fruit trees are a favorite among homeowners who want to get the most out of their garden in San Jose. Among the most popular fruit trees for backyard gardens are brown turkey figs, which produce fruit that are delicious, sweet, and high in fiber. You can eat brown turkey figs fresh off the tree, or use them to make jams, cookies, and sorbets.
Watch this video for tips on growing your fig tree after picking one up at your local lawn and garden store or nursery. If you plan to keep your tree potted, then move it from its 5-gallon container into a terracotta pot that is 24” or bigger. These fig trees can grow quickly and will need a good amount of soil to provide moisture and allow for root growth, so moving yours into a large container can help it get it off to a good start.