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Can Fig Tree Live in Zone 7

Posted by foolishpleasure 7 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 7, 10 at 19:09

I live in Zone 7 and I just planted Brown Turky Fig Tree. It is 2 years old. The Orchard guy told me zones 7 to 10 are suitable for Fig trees. We have freezing weather in December and January. I wonder if this will work. How long does it take for 2 years old to produce Figs? Appreciate any help.

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RE: Can Fig Tree Live in Zone 7

You may want to cover it or hang Christmas lights in it during the coldest bits of winter... It may (probably) die back to the roots and then re-grow from those in the spring.

Figs that are not even a year old have produced fruit for me :)

RE: Can Fig Tree Live in Zone 7

I have a brown turkey. I live in North of Nashville zone 6, even though they say we have been changed to zone 7 due to warmer winters..cana't tell it by me. It's out in the open. I cover it will an old piece of carpet late fall just before snow until late spring. You may have some die back but it will come back in the spring and produce nicely. If you're zone 7, a brown turkey should do just fine. Haven't tried the Christmas light thing though. Will try to tell a picture to show you how nice it is producing this year. It's really producing. I should have a nice crop if the squirrels don't eat them all!

RE: Can Fig Tree Live in Zone 7

foolishpleasure: I live in Zone 7 (Durham, NC) and have no problems with most figs. My well established plants are mulched heavily, and my immature plants (less than two or three years) are placed in a cylinder of chicken wire about 18 to 24 inches high, which is stuffed with dry mulched leaves. Very seldom do I have any cold damage. I do this preparation after the plants go dormant in the fall, and remove the protection in about mid April. I have a half dozen or so varieties, and all seem to tolerate cold weather with the above precautions.

RE: Can Fig Tree Live in Zone 7

Figs can certainly grow in zone 7 and 6. I grow over 200 varieties.
Check out the fig care in cold climate.


RE: Can Fig Tree Live in Zone 7

I have grown many varieties in zone 7.I plant on the south side of the house and cover the base with 2 and a half feet of straw. NEVER had a problem

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