Olympian - Fig

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Ficus carica - Olympian fig is a ultra-cold hardy fig and absolutely delicious. This fig produces very sweet fruits with thin purple skin with a red to violet flesh. Discovered by retired biologist Denny McGaughy, he named it after the city where he found it in a sheltered location. The hardy Fig Tree does will in a variety of soils but require at least 8 hours of sunlight during the growing season. Cold injury can be reduced by choosing sites without direct sunlight early in the morning or later in the afternoon. Begins bearing fruit 2-3 years after planting, plant at maturity reaches 4-8 ft., fruit ripens July and September. Hardy to zone 6, but is incredibly cold tolerant, reportedly surviving down to zero degrees Fahrenheit, and growing back from the roots at colder temperatures.

Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10

 

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Ficus carica called the common fig, It is noted for its spreading habit, attractive foliage and edible fruit. The fig tree does well in a variety of soils but require at least 8 hours of sunlight during the growing season. Cold injury can be reduced by choosing sites without direct sunlight early in the morning or later in the afternoon. In USDA Zone 5 and 6, figs can be grown as low-branching shrubs that are "laid down" in winter (branches are bent over and covered with soil also mounded over the main trunk). It may also be grown in a pot and brought indoors or keep in a cool garage. Begins bearing fruit 2-3 years after planting, the main fruit crop ripens in late summer or fall on new wood. In some areas, a lesser crop may appear in spring on new wood. It will gorw 10-15 ft. tall although it may only grow 3-4 ft. in cold climates. 

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