Fig plant jamieharrop2018-09-25T10:03:00+01:00September 25th, 2018|0 Comments Growing from the river wall in Todmorden is this Fig plant. It will be a Ficus but what species I don’t know. Is wild Fig unusual in Calderdale—there is a colony of it in Sheffield. No Comments Steve Blacksmith September 25, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply There are (or were) others in Calderdale, one on the opposite side of the canal from the towpath Just below Cromwell Bottom Nature reserve, and one a long time ago which got very large, on the banks of the Hebble at Siddal Bottoms, by the bridge. Murgatroyd (1994) lists "several trees" and has it as Ficus carica. Beautiful plants – perhaps they will bear fruit as the climate warms, though I understand a tiny wasp species has to pollinate the flowers, except in the case of the cultivated, self-fertile varieties. Philip September 25, 2018 at 11:49 pm - Reply Thanks for the information Steve–we may see more if the summers get warmer. Peachysteve September 26, 2018 at 7:23 am - Reply There is/was a large one on the river bank by Milner Royd HWRC and another on the bank in Sowerby Bridge. The fruits get quite large but maybe don't ripen. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.