Fig is a highly nutritious fruit. It is rich in calories (269), proteins, and calcium (higher than milk), iron and highest fibre content. The fig is a picturesque deciduous tree, to 50 ft tall, but more typically to a height of 10 - 30 ft. Their branches are muscular and twisting, spreading wider than they are tall. Fig leaves are bright green, single, alternate and large (to 1 ft length). The tiny flowers of the fig are out of sight, clustered inside the green "fruits", technically a synconium. The common fig bears a first crop, called the breba crop, in the spring on last season's growth. Buying and planting large fig trees can fruit the first year of growing. Figs require full sun all day to ripen palatable fruits.
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