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Variety
Olympian
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Description

Newly discovered variety that thrives in cool zones. Mandarin-size, purple-skinned fruit with red- to violet-hued flesh.

Introduced in 2014, the Olympian Fig produces truly huge, as large as a tangerine, purple skinned fruit with a very sweet red to purple flesh. Its cold hardy breba crop can ripen as early as May and is known to withstand temperatures into the teens. The plant itself is hardy down to zero degrees once well established even though it will freeze to the ground only to return in the spring and bear a crop of fruit the following summer.

The Olympian Fig was discovered in Olympia, Washington by Denny McGaughy and is a choice variety for cool climates as well as warmer regions. Withstanding the test of time this is actually an heirloom that had been growing in a protected site for over 100 years. Olympian was confirmed to be a distinct cultivar via DNA testing when compared with the 270 varieties at the USDA ARS Germplasm Repository in California.

 

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Family
Adriatic
Type
Common
Readily Available?
Yes
Gateway?
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Breba Crop

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Climate

Cold Hardy?
Yes
Zone
6-9
Wind Resistant?
Good Container Variety?
Easy Rooting?
Additional Climate Notes
  • Cold Hardiness: very good
  • Zones: 6+

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