you may remember our fig plant – from such post as this or this. i’m not really sure why i purchased this fig in the first place – i’m certain it was something of a whim, and that i thought i would find a place to plant it sooner or later. it ended up being more later. i ‘ve been carting it in and out of the house for the about six years now. after six years i can finally stop carting it in and out, as it has a home. my mother was kind enough to plant this guy out while she was visiting us.
this variety is chicago hardy, rumored to be able to make it though the winter weather of chicago. if it can make it in chicago it should be able to make it in detroit. while it is supposed to be able to make it, i don’t know any fig growers in the area that don’t take steps to protect their figs. some folks dig a pit, bend the fig down and bury it. other wrap it in burlap. i chose to build a cage around it and stuff straw around it. hopefully this will be enough to keep it well protected and we will have lovely figs in the years to come.
anyone have experience growing figs in zone 6 or colder?