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!
Workhorse Pack includes:
- Battaglia Green » Very good Adriatic type fig with good splitting resistance and is slightly earlier than most Adriatics grown in the ground here in PA. It is sort of rare to get many in ground unprotected Adriatics to ripen in this area, but this year 2023, we ripened almost half the set crop. That ended up being close to 20 pounds of fruit from the mother tree.
- Longue d' Aout » Nice extra large elongated fig with excellent complex flavor. Visually appealing and mid-season ripening.
- Makedonia Dark » Very dependable Mt. Etna type fig with very good flavor and winter resistance. Dark berry fig, extremely productive and early. Responds extremely well to dieback.
- Mittica White » I think this one is in the Atreano family. It seems to split less and have more concentrated flavor. A lot of Atreano types seem to be a little watery for me. This one usually packs a punch. It is a large green fig with pink pulp. It is extremely vigorous and seems to hold up in the winter. It was found outside of Pittsburgh.
- Susser Georg » Unusually sweet sugar fig. Seems to have good hardiness after being in the ground for 5 years. It is on the late side but a short ripening window. We get about 20 pounds or so each season.
» 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.