Growing Figs in Cold Climates


Available on backorder

116 PAGES | 7.5" x 9" Soft Cover
Many of you will recognize this author's name from reading some of his other books and articles. This latest offering from the fruit guru seems perfectly timed to fan the flames of the fig fetish. Fortunately, Lee has demonstrated that it is possible, perhaps almost practical, to grow your very own fresh, ripe figs. His new book covers the whole gamut, clarifying with lucid text and loads of full colour photos, how to grow, overwinter, prune, and identify pest problems. Five different methods of growing figs here in the North are explained and illustrated. Hopefully when you start to apply what Lee teaches here, you will agree with his conclusion - if you can grow a house plant, you can grow a fig.

G41 Dwarf
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
G30 Semi-Dwarf
G890 Semi-Dwarf
Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.