Figs for cool areas

pylot(usda 9b sunset 17)September 16, 2010

I am planning to order some cuttings from UCD, and I have my eyes on the following:




St. Jean

Violette de Bordeaux

Grosse Monstrueuse de Lipari

San Pietro

Castle Kennedy

Any suggestions as to which ones would perform well in a mild summer climate? I have Desert King and Osborne Prolific so far and they're fine.

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Unless you have a special reason not to, you should include Hardy Chicago.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 6:47PM
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girlbug2(z9/10, Sunset zone 24)

Black Jack has ripened well for me the past 5 years in my semicoastal mild summer climate. I just got a Peter's Honey rooted cutting this spring which is already growing about a dozen figlets, probably to ripen by November--it's looking like a winner so far, I'll post you when they mature as to how they taste.

(this summer the temps have mostly hovered in the high 60s to low 70s, and it looks as if the fall weather is going to be much the same)

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 11:49AM
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there was an article on june 30, 2010 in the SF chronicle ("Hot figs to grow in cool places)you might be interested in. i made a hard copy if you missed it i will be happy to fax it to anyone here in US, unfortunately not international

    Bookmark   September 24, 2010 at 12:27PM
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Here's a link to that fig article.


Here is a link that might be useful: Hot figs to grow in cool places

    Bookmark   September 25, 2010 at 2:52AM
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