- Author: Dustin Blakey
Although our climate leans strongly toward the harsh end of the spectrum, we can still grow a wide array of fruits in the Eastern Sierra. Figs are one those crops we can grow.
We will never be known as the Fig Capital of the World, but they can be successfully grown in the Owens Valley.
In this video, Alison Collin goes over a few basics on raising figs in our area.
Growing Figs in the Owens Valley
TIP: Remember that figs vary in their hardiness. 'Mission' figs, common though most of California, are not reliably hardy here. 'Brown Turkey', 'Celeste'/'Malta', 'Kadota', and 'Hardy Chicago' are known to survive on the valley floor. Others work too. Figs that require pollination by a fig wasp will not work at all.