Wintertime Fig Trees

Fig bushes in snow. The past four winters, all fig trees here have been top-killed to the soil line, apart from limbs bent over to the ground and buried in mulch.

Dropping briefly to about 8 degrees Fahrenheit recently, the temperatures this winter have probably not quite been low enough to kill all fig wood above ground. That said, it’s difficult to tell at this point. Will see what happens the rest of the winter.

The Mt Etna fig variety here among these bushes (most of them) regrows each summer to ripen a few fruit each fall. As do other varieties, though not as well.

Compare winter photo above left to summer shots below:

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