WANTED: Are some cultivars of figs more cold hardy than others?
Are some cultivars more cold hardy, or does cultivating figs require not too much fertilizer and some patience? I see very large figs growing out in the open here in Johnston County. We got a fig from DH's grandmother's garden that was hunkered down on the south side of a shed and got cut down frequently by the cold. In its current location it grows quite large every year but the growth is too tender to overwinter. Actually it's in more than one location: we also have a new piece south of the house and another new piece up at the top of the hill above the house. It will be interesting to see if there are any differences in how these trees in the different locations perform.