The plants have taken several cold seasons, with a few frosts each year. This January we had a couple of weeks of nightly hard freezes, 20-25 degrees. All plants are still growing just fine.
Yeah, some varieties are advertised as cold hardy.
My old boss had a nice patch for market in his unheated cold frame, across the isle from a fig tree... this was in upstate New York, zone 5, in a somewhat cold valley.
Wow, thanks for this everyone. This is great news.
Figs? You mean there are Figs that can be grown in zone 4 too? What varieties?
And...how about avocadoes??
Also, I don't know how well it's going to do, but I just bought a zone 5 fig tree, Chicago Hardy. See how it goes...
I may try it and the brown turkey fig next year..but i still have plans to move my greenhouse this weekend to a new location (over the buried pex in my ground that runs the heated water from the wood boiler in the winter, the ground never froze where that pex was buried all winter long here..so we thought that might be a good location to move the greenhouse to)
Of course, I found a very beautiful couch. Definitely. And this tiny ad:
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