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Anjeer, Common fig - Plant

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Ficus carica is an Asian species of flowering plant in the mulberry family, known as the common fig.
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Description for Anjeer, Common fig

Anjeer is a beautiful small tree with an interesting spreading habit. The breadth is often wider than the height of 15 to 30 ft. The bark is a smooth, silvery gray. The leaves of the tree are the identifying feature. They are about 4 inches long and have 3 or 5 lobes. The species name carica means having papaya-like leaves. The fruit, which is called anjeer, may be obovoid, top-shaped, or pear-shaped, 1 to 4 in long, and varies in color from yellowish-green to coppery, bronze, or dark-purple.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Anjeer, Common Fig Yellowish-green to coppery Seasonal bloomer Up to 30 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to part shade Light free-draining soil Medium 45 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Anjeer

  • Water regularly during the growing season but reduce watering in fall.
  • Containers must be brought indoors in winter.
  • Large containers may be overwintered in greenhouses, garages or basements.
  • Wear elbow-length gloves that are thick enough to protect your hands from thorns or a clumsy slip, but flexible enough to allow you to hold your tools.
  • Always wear safety goggles; branches can whip back when released.Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.

Harvesting

Late summer or fall

Typical uses of Anjeer

Special features: Ornamental or fruit tree. In Missouri, plants may be grown in sheltered locations outdoors with root mulch or in containers that are overwintered indoors.

Culinary use: Fruits are edible

Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: Used in different pharmaceutical preparations.

References

  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Anjeer.html
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c944

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