Growing Figs in Alabama

In Alabama, home grown figs are no longer a thing of nostalgia. More and more residents are growing fig trees and making preserves, just like Grandma’s. Fig trees can produce three crops a year on the Gulf Coast. They do not require cross-pollination and are self-fruiting, making for very low maintenance plants. Fig trees should be planted in late winter or early spring and require full sunlight and lots of space, say Alabama Extension experts. They can grow anywhere from 5 to 10 feet tall.

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