figs in zone 6b - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Kim Glenn
Philadelphia, PA (Zone 6B)
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Question by kimarj
September 1, 2006
can i grow my fig out doors? i live in zone 6b phila pa 19138


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Answer from NGA
September 1, 2006

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If you have a Brown Turkey fig, you should be able to grow it outdoors in a sheltered spot with good protection from winter winds. It will most likely freeze and die back down to the ground each winter but should regrow and fruit anyway. Other varieties are less winter hardy and so should be grown as container plants and brought into a cool but protected place (temperature above freezing) each winter.

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