Posted: 20/01/2015 at 11:49
I have my Brown Turkey fig in a large (20"x20"x20") square terracotta pot in a south-facing corner of the terrace. It's in John Innes loam-based potting mix with added horticultural grit as it needs a very free-draining mix - however I find that despite this it needs plenty of water in dry spells as otherwise the leaves turn yellow and drop off.
My mother in law has an apricot she planted a few years ago against a south-facing wall in an 8" channel between her patio and the wall - she virtually ignores it, hacks it back occasionally, never feeds it or pollinates it or protects it in any way and each year it's covered in delicious fruit. It must be something to do with being in Lincolnshire