Fig selection help needed
I live in northern Virginia in the (semi) mountains. I'm probably in the cold end of Zone 7 and the warm end of Zone 6. The temps get down to the single digits every year.
I'm new to fig growing, but would like to get a couple varieties going this year. I'm thinking of Hardy Chicago for outside and Petite Negri for container growth. I'd like to get at least one more for outdoor growth.
I was thinking of maybe Lattarulla as "Edible Landscaping" says is ripens in their nursery which is only about 90 minutes from me. The other 2 choices I had were Celeste or Brown Turkey. What do you think about any of those three for outdoor growth? I'm trying to have the figs be as different as possible in all regards - color, taste and harvest time, so for instance, if Celeste and Hardy Chicago taste pretty much the same and both come in in early July, I wouldn't want to grow them both.
So what do you think? Are my two picks of Hardy Chicago and Petite Negri good ones? What other outdoor fig should I try?