Growing Figs Outdoors All Year in Zone 5?
Last fall I bought a small potted fig of unknown variety at one of the big box stores when they were also selling raspberry, blueberry, etc. plants.
The area I wanted to plant the fig in was under construction all winter, so I couldn't plant it in it's permanent place.
Come spring, it was time to plant in in the permanent place, and when I did that, I noticed that the branches were dead. As I was about to throw it out, I noticed some small new growth at the base. So I planted it and it's about 2' high and even has a little fig beginning.
I happened to look at the plastic pot it was in the other day, and it says the plant is hardy to 10 degrees. So in that case it's really not an outdoor plant, as we see colder temps than that during most winters.
Now my question is whether I can grow the fig year round, or if it would need to be dug up and taken inside for the winter?