The fig tree is a small, deciduous tree native to the Mediterranean and western Asia and has been cultivated since ancient times. Today, it is widely grown throughout the world, both for its fruit as well as its ornamental beauty.
Depending on the location and climate, the Common Fig can grow as a large shrub or as a small tree reaching heights of 7 to 10 meters. It has smooth, white bark and very large leaves that have 3-5 distinctly recognizable lobes. Its fruit ripens in the late summer or early autumn and is tear-shaped with purple or brown skin and sweet reddish flesh that containing numerous crunchy seeds.