I’ve seen fig trees in pots as small as 12 inches in diameter and they had multiple fruits ripening on them. I made the mistake of planting my fig tree in a larger pot, thinking it would need it when it grew and filled out. Instead, it grew tall and gangly.
Luckily, fig trees can handle a good bit of pruning and shaping. I brought my fig tree down to a size that I could easily move in and out of the house, so that it could summer outdoors but be brought inside for the winter. (Adding “Burying my fig tree in the fall” to my to do list was not an acceptable option for me.)
However the smaller the pot, the more water it will need and probably more frequent feeding. But if you’re willing to do that, harvesting fresh figs will literally be within your reach.
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