Cold-Hardy Packs consist of 10 total cuttings – five (5) fig tree varieties with two (2) cuttings of each – that are ideal for growing in Zones 6-7. (See below for varieties contained in this pack.)
All cuttings contained in the pack are from fig trees that have grown in-ground and unprotected here in Lancaster, PA (Zone 6B) and have fruited fairly well for a number of consecutive years. (Protection would no doubt increase yield substantially, but we have been happy with the dependable volume we get every year.) As a result of in-ground growing, the thickness of the cuttings is much better than container-grown trees – these cuttings are large, heavy and full of energy!
Sweet Pack includes:
- Black Greek » This variety was introduced by Marius in Ohio. It always does well and is one of my most dependable producers. It is a dark fig with deep red interior, mid-season ripener with great winter resistance.
- Graz - Der Grossen Feige (BC#102) » I love this fig! Maybe it is because it was a Bellclare Nursery fig, and maybe because it was sourced from the city of Graz, Austria near the historical landmark town clock. And maybe it is because it is a nice meaty red fig with good sweetness. It is a slow grower. I thought about putting it in the ground here in PA and still may. Graz seems like zone 7a, so it may work pretty well. I also feel there is somewhat of a resemblence to Acciano, but I could be wrong.
- LSU Tiger » One of our favorite LSU varieties, probably the favorite. Sweet sugar fig with some berry notes as well. Large fig that resists splitting very well..
- Unk Yellow Greek » Small in stature, large on taste. This is an excellent flavor fig with remarkable winter resistance. Found outside of NYC, we grow in the ground with very good success in PA. It is one of the consistenlyl early ripeners.
- Yellow Long Neck » This is more of a premium variety to be included in the hardy pack collection, but it has performed very well in ground and consistently ripens gobs of extra large sweet yellow figs.
» Cuttings will have at least 3 nodes with a thickness greater than a pencil (most like a marker) and are about 6-10 inches in length.
» The product image shows actual cuttings from our nursery & is meant to demonstrate the average size of our fig tree cuttings. The photo is not an exact representation of this variety.