threshold for figs dying back to ground
This is the first winter I've had major die-back on established figs. The coldest we saw this winter was about 3 degrees, but we got down to 3 degrees three or four winters ago without any losses, so I know fig die-back isn't a straightforward matter of coldest low temperature. Nonetheless, coldest winter low probably correlates (especially comparing within this region: mid-Atlantic/Southeast) to fig die-back more closely than anything else that can be quantified, at least so far as I'm aware, so I'm interested in hearing what thresholds others in this region have observed. I also wonder how much the threshold varies between varieties. I have three or four varieties that all died back, but I'd love to have another variety if it could weather a winter like we just had without any die-back. What can you all tell me about winter thresholds for figs and differences between varieties?