Q: I want to plant a fig tree for the fruit. What variety do you recommend for this area?
A: ‘Celeste’, ‘Brown Turkey’ and ‘LSU Purple’ grow very well here. Check with your local nursery for availability or visit the Georgia Organics fruit tree sale website, www.georgiaorganics.org. A big question is whether you have enough space. A fig needs a spot fifteen feet wide and twelve feet high. If you have to constantly prune it for size, you won’t have an enjoyable fig experience. You can plant any time the ground is not frozen.