10 Good Figs For Short Seasons

Top fig lists can change through the years as more experience is gained and more varieties are trialed. These 10 fig types so far make my top 10 for the combo priorities of flavor and production here in zone 6b, grown in pots:

  1. Mt Etna: prolific, early, shapely
  2. Ronde de Bordeaux: early, prolific, shapely
  3. Brooklyn White: bright, reliable
  4. Nordland: big, strong
  5. Long Yellow: bright, big
  6. LSU Tiger: prolific, early, shapely
  7. LSU Improved Celeste: early, prolific
  8. Violette de Bordeaux: strong, prolific
  9. Florea: early
  10. Figo Preto
  11.  Kadota, LSU Purple, Lattarula, Violet Sepor, Marseilles
  • Figs 1-5 for both pulp flavor and skin color diversity. Long Yellow can seem like a different species of fruit compared to Mt Etna.
  • Figs 1-2 & 6-7 for productivity … and early main crop ripening.
  • Figs 8 & 9 for even earlier breba crop … also with early and late main crops.
  • Figs 8 & 10 for flavor intensity.
  • Figs 11+ for some of the many next good figs for growing zone 6b.


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