Black mission fig
I am considering planting a fig tree to replace another tree that died at one of my rental properties. Unlike my personal residence that has flood irrigation, my rental property unfortunatly has drip. I'm going to plant the tree as a 5 gallon plant-Greenfields has some really healthy field grown trees for only $20. Anything you can tell me about growth rate and watering practices would be great. The reason I picked a fig is that the tenants-which are by the way the best tenants I've ever had-requested a tree to shade a the north-facing kitchen window that would drop it's leaves and let in winter sun. The fig that I've got at my own house gets the same irrigation that every other tree gets and does beautifully. I'm assuming that since figs are native to the same places as pommegranites and olives that they would be really tough and drought resistant once established.