Marseilles Black (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 early ripening French fig is an excellent choice for East Coast fig enthusiasts. Figs are medium in size, with dark black skin and strawberry red flesh. Luscious honey flavor. Produces a good early crop, called the "breba crop".
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.
Cannot ship to California or Hawaii, ships with soil