[NAFEX] Anyone do a multi-graft fig shrub-tree?

Louis Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Sat Jul 2 09:06:51 EDT 2011

Invariably, even with the 'most cold-hardy' fig variety you may be able to
grow, even that is going to freeze to the ground on a fairly regular basis
unless you're going to some fairly significant efforts to protect - like a
'fig house', etc.
And, even if your cold-hardy framework can withstand the zone 6 winter, the
more tender varieties you might have grafted on will likely be frozen off
almost on a yearly basis - again, unless you're going to some length to
provide protection.

At least with figs 'on their own roots', if they get frozen back to ground
level, they can re-grow from the roots.


On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 9:47 PM, Steven Covacci <filtertitle at aol.com> wrote:

> Group:
> Anyone do a multi-graft fig shrub-tree?
> I think that grafting onto a comparatively cold-hardy fig variety (base;
> rootstock; frame) might be a good solution for Zone 6.  Sounds like an ok
> idea?
> Steve; NJ 6b/7a
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