of the programming, web design and updates myself. Planting on the south or southeast side of your house can offer a natural windbreak. Some growers say that winter chill is the key. What's in season in January 2021, and other timely information: Ripening Dates for Fruits and Vegetables. Great for My fig tree is a Petite Negra and this is its 3rd year. Place the fig tree in the hole at the depth it was planted in the container. Give the fig tree 1 inch of water per week unless you receive adequate rainfall that week. Retains shape when cooked. Figs ripen from mid-September through frost. Fresh figs can be hard to find, depending on where you live. I have had 7 figs on the since early June and they show no signs of ripening. The best time to harvest fig fruits is in the morning. That’s easy enough to do… We are not sure, but it gave us two crops of figs this year! How to Harvest figs in Britain . I do all That would be in June, technically in spring, since summer doesn’t officially start until the solstice, June 22. The only surefire way to keep the birds off of the fruit is to cover the plants with bird netting which is available at various garden centers. There is nothing you can do to make figs ripen - it is up to the tree. Here in South Carolina, figs tend to ripen in August continuing into September depending on the variety. However, only the later batch will be able to ripen. The larger, reddish-brown fruits of ‘Brown Turkey’ are also tasty, and the preferred choice for preserves. Dig a hole twice the size of your fig tree's root ball. How long do figs take to ripen? The growing zone is 6b, West Virginia. Figs will ripen best if they have summer heat, but they also need something to help them break dormancy in spring. In early spring (Feb) prune out a number of older, bare branches leaving a 5cm (2in) stub if replacement growth is required.