Figs – For Cold Climate

Q: What advice do you have for proper varieties and planting of fig trees?

A: Figs growing in the open in Dahlonega can suffer lots of damage in a severe winter. But given a sheltered planting spot by a wall or barn, I’d try ‘Celeste’, ‘Brown Turkey’ or ‘LSU Purple’.

If you’d rather not gamble and if you have a big pot and an unused corner of your garage in winter, consider ‘Little Miss Figgy’ dwarf fig. It only grows 6′ high and 4′ wide.

Little Miss Figgy Dwarf Fig

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