Probably the most cold-hardy fig, it has a reputation of being able to grow back and produce fruit after freezing to the ground. Originally from Sicily, it was brought to Chicago by some long-forgotten enthusiast and selected from there. Prolific crops of medium-sized, purplish brown fruit with rich, sweet amber flesh. Works well in containers, but if you insist on planting outdoors, this is one to try.
SELF-FERTILE | ZONE 6/7 | HARVEST: SEPT.