Mike Haasl wrote:
Each Amazon delivery equals X tons of carbon
T Simpson wrote:For a specific variety that does well where I live in 8b Ficus carica "Desert King" fig is hardy to zone 7 (some sources say 5). You can order them from NatureHills.com
Greg Martin wrote:The holy grail for hardy figs are the wild mountain figs in Iran that survive -40 degrees. If anyone has a connection to dried fruit from those plants I know someone who is VERY interested (it's me).
leila hamaya wrote:
additionally, the whole *plant the tree at same level as ground* rule of green thumb - doesnt apply to fig. you can just keep mounding dirt/mulch on top of them, keep burying the stems, and mound it up.
it doesnt hurt the stems, the just form new roots where you bury them, and this helps the roots get deeper by adding tons of stuff around them each year.
this makes the roots hardier.
T Simpson wrote:The common fig Ficus carica should be hardy to USDA zone 6-10.
Dan Boone wrote:Yesterday it got to 80 degrees here so I really should check for new growth today.