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Figs for cool areas

Posted by pylot usda 9b, sunset 17 (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 16, 10 at 1:36

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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RE: Figs for cool areas

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

RE: Figs for cool areas

  • Posted by girlbug2 z9/10, Sunset zone 2 (My Page) on
    Tue, Sep 21, 10 at 11:49

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)

RE: Figs for cool areas

  • Posted by sffog 10/SanFran (My Page) on
    Fri, Sep 24, 10 at 12:27

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

RE: Figs for cool areas

Here's a link to that fig article.


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

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