Growing Figs

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  1. GRSJr

    GRSJr Active Member 10 Years

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    I've tried to grow a fig tree 3 times now. They all survive a few years, but don't grow more than a few leaves.

    The soil here is heavy clay, the summers are hot and humid, the winters are relatively mild (zone 7a).

    I have a drip irrigation system that can be used.

    Has anyone in the Raleigh, NC area grown them? What can you suggest.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Maybe climate is just not suitable, soil certainly doesn't sound like the best one. However, I did see a pretty good-looking fig tree growing in New York one time, in the background of a scene on a cop or hospital drama. So, they can sometimes take the eastern summer.

    If you don't seen them being grown elsewhere near you that may be a bad sign. What information does your state Extension web site or local office have? They seem to make a point of covering fruit and vegetable crops even where ornamentals might get short shrift.
     
  3. GRSJr

    GRSJr Active Member 10 Years

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    There are figs growing in several places not more than 5 miles from here. I need specific help, not generalizations.
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    You're welcome.
     

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