Figs grow on trees or bushes. Hardy in zones 8-10 but can be grown in our zone 7 climate if planted in a protected area. Keep suckers pruned; alternatively you can bend a low growing branch to the ground and secure it with wire and/or a rock and cover it with soil. After roots have grown it can be severed from the mother plant.
Figs are an alkaline fruit that's rich in minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, potassium, selenium and zinc. The calcium is helpful in prevention of osteoporosis. They have laxative properties and their high mucin content helps flush the colon of toxicities. Helps lower blood sugar.
Fresh figs are delicate and can keep in the fridge for up to a week. Decadently delicious fresh when available, but also provides a tasty and nutritious snack when dried in your deydrator. Try them blended into a smoothie.