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: Anjeer, Common Fig
Flower colours: Yellowish-green to coppery
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 15 to 30 feet
Difficulty: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Light free-draining soil
Temperature: 45 degrees C
Fertilizer: 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.
Late summer or fall