Ficus carica, Punica granatum (Fig Tree, Pomegranate)

Fig and pomegranate trees are undoubtedly among the most popular fruit trees in a Mediterranean garden. They have been worshipped throughout the centuries for their magnificent appearance, but especially for the nutrients and healing properties of their fruit. Pomegranates and fig trees are often placed in borders, in groups, in country or urban gardens, becoming prominent in a very short time due to their rapid growth and, of course, their coloring. The fig tree is a deciduous tree that originated in M Asia and lives for several decades. It grows up to 5 meters high and has irregularly shaped branches with large leathery, palmate leaves. The fig tree is particularly resistant to drought and water shortage, but also to salinity. The much-loved fruit, which is sometimes greenish and sometimes dark black, is eaten fresh in summer and dried in all seasons.

The pomegranate is a deciduous tree, originating in Persia, which is highly resistant to extreme weather conditions. It reaches a height of 6 meters and consists of numerous branches. It has a different appearance from season to season, gradually losing its yellow leaves in autumn and winter, while at the same time bearing a large, bright red fruit. In spring and summer, on the other hand, it has green leaves and a beautiful flower on its ash-red skin.