What are the best figs to grow in the southeast, Atlanta, GA area? Zone 7b, with hot, humid summers. I read that a closed eye is important to prevent souring.
I am also interested in this topic.
I live near houston, so the some of the varieties they recommend here are:
LSU Purple fig
Banana fig- seems to do well in the hot and humidity
Texas Blue Giant- said to be cold hardy
Alma fig- greenish yellow fig
I did plant a "lemon" fig this year that I bought from Martha's Secrets Nursery that seems to do well in the southern part of the US.
this is the website: http://www.marthassecrets.com/tropical/tropical-plants/fruit-tree
This Nursery in Florida also seems to recommend these figs for the hot climate: http://www.justfruitsandexotics.com/Figs.htm
Here is a link that might be useful: Martha's Secrets online nursery
This post was edited by santo379 on Tue, Feb 25, 14 at 16:17
I live near Atlanta. Rain is a definite issue here when figs are ripening. A closed eye is essential.
There are lots of good figs for this area.
Celeste (Celestial also)
Hardy Chicago (Sal's EL is close)
are a couple of commonly available favorites that are both good for fresh eating and preserves.
I have an unknown fig that does very well in 7b SC. It should do well in you area too.
Send me an address and I will mail you a few cuttings to root if you want them?
Send me an e-mail theloud
I have Alma, LSU Gold &Purple, Celeste and Italian Honey in z8 MS