Cold Hardy Pack consists 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!
Cold-Hardy Pack #3 Includes:
- Adriatic JH - This is a great green fig with blood-red interior. It is a later-ripening fig but has great flavor in spite of cool weather while ripening in the fall. It also exhibits good winter resistance.
- 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.
LSU Purple - This is a very early utility fig that shows good winter resistance and dependable production
- Mittica White - This variety was introduced by Art in western PA. He felt it was noteworthy. It is in the Atreano family – extra large fig with green skin and pink interior, but has more concentrated flavor. Very vigorous.
Vern’s Brown Turkey - While not a true brown turkey, this sugary fig has dark skin and a light sweet pulp. This variety can withstand very cold weather and resists damage. It is mid- to late-season ripener.
» 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.