Figs (Ficus carica) The beloved fig needs no introduction to Bible readers or anyone who has lived in the Mediterranean region. It's home territory is hot and dry so obviously it needs a bit of help to survive in Canada. However, many people are convinced it is worth the effort to be able to pluck fresh, sun-ripened fruit from their own tree. While some folks in protected areas do grow them outside with elaborate winter protection strategies, they are, in most cases, much better off in pots. From the varieties that are most adaptable to container growing, we offer the ones with the best productivity and fruit quality. Figs as well as pomegranates are sub-tropical deciduous plants. They need a winter dormancy period in your basement or garage, with low light and temperatures in the range of 2-12˚C (35-55˚F) to promote bud formation. Potted
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Fig : OLYMPIAN   2 gallon pot PICKUP ONLY


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Olympian produces large figs with thin, green and purple skin, and extra sweet, violet coloured flesh. This exciting variety is gaining quite a following as it becomes better known. Denny McGaughy, a retired biologist, began propagating from a venerable, approx. 100 year old tree in Olympia, Washington. The fruit seemed similar to that of the Latarulla variety, but Denny set out to see if the tree could be identified. Subsequent DNA testing revealed that it did not match any of the 200+ figs in the U.S. Germplasm Repository. From this perspective it can be rightfully be considered a new variety! It is certainly one of the most cold-hardy figs and as reliable as any for producing two large crops in cool climates.



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