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Won the Retailers' Choice Award at the 2014 FarWest Show! 'Olympian' is a ultra cold hardy fig & absolutely delicious. This fig produces very sweet fruits with thin purple skin with a red to violet flesh. Discovered by retired biologist Denny McGaughy, he named it after the city where he found it in a sheltered location. Denny worked with Malli Aradhy, a geneticist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Clonal Germplasm Repository to conduct DNA test to find out if it was a known cultivar. It did not match any of the 200+ figs in the repository. It appears Denny has found a unique heirloom variety that produces well in cool & coastal climates.

Fig Tree - 'Olympian' - Fruiting Fig Tree - Ficus Carica

SKU: WX_17340C37
  • Drought tolerant, once established. Mulch heavily with organic materials to conserve moisture. Responds well to pruning and can be espaliered or pruned heavily in the dormant season for size control and to increase the main crop.

    Light: Part sun to full sun.
    Moisture: Average, well-drained.
    Hardiness: Hardy in USDA Zones 6-10. With winter protection, can be grown as far north as Zone 5. When fully dormant, fig trees can tolerate temperatures as low as 10 to 15ºF (-9ºC). Even if frozen, figs often will resprout from the roots and produce a crop the following summer.

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