Brunswick/Magnolia (Ficus carica)
How do you think figs entered into our lives? Well there is an Italian in the wood pile. Diane's Father buried the figs over winter in Chicago (zone 5).
What a good time he had when he moved to zone 8 near Memphis, he had figs everywhere. So that is how we got started, cuttings, pass along plants, getting excited and collecting varieties from nurseries and friends. Here are some of our selections.
This one was in the first home we had down here after we moved from Chicago. A very traditional passalong fig. It has two 'flushes', fruits very early first and than again later in summer. Sweet, thin skin and pretty large.
For us this one sometimes dies back to the ground but still produces on new wood the same year. The debate will go on about the hardiness of figs. We are zone 7 and all our potted figs have survived the last couple of winters here pretty much unprotected in containers. Of course there always can come the unforeseen killer frost that will wipe them all out. So love them and grow them till that happens, then start over with new varieties.
SORRY CANNOT SHIP TO CA.