Well, frost got many of my tender plants last night... our low this morning was 30F. The just slightly below freezing temps did result in one interesting observation regarding the hardiness of my in ground Figs.
In ground Brown Turkey leaves fried:
Right next door Marseilles Black VS still looks fine with no sign of damage:
Here are both in the same shot... the difference is striking:
And now some other random Fig pictures from earlier in Oct:
Cape Cod Hardy... these figs are huge. It's still in a container, I'll probably plant it in ground next spring.
Marseilles Black VS (before fully ripe on Oct 5):
Wuhan (not cold hardy but one of of the prettiest figs... bright yellow interior and in some years nearly black skin)