Potted Figs Without Shuffling Recommendations for Seattle, WA

Potted Figs Without Shuffling Recommendations for Seattle, WA

It's the end of September, some of the leaves of my fig are turning yellow and some have completely dropped all their leaves. We still have until early November when our first frost date comes. Some have gone dormant earlier than others. I just let my trees do its thing, I don't plan to take any of my trees inside my greenhouse. They will remain potted and outdoors.

This is will be my fourth winter, I'm still waiting for a couple of fig varieties to ripen but they are considered as late-ripening varieties for Seattle, WA. I used to refer to Pacific Northwest but now that I see a difference in Oregon ripening time compared to Seattle, WA we are not the same. We are not as warm as Oregon, so we are cooler in comparison. Even in parts of Washington State, some are warmer due to microclimate and other parts cooler. So i like to be more precise in the city so PNW folks don't get confused why a variety works well for Oregon or certain parts of Washington doesn't work well for them even when they are in Washington State. 

These fig varieties are recommended potted and does NOT need greenhouse shuffling to ripen properly. If you plant these figs in ground it may not ripen before our first frost in November. Some varieties you can plant in ground as noted but if you want both breba (first crop) and main (second crop) to both ripen then potted is recommended.

Below are varieties that I recommend for potted only:

Fig De Parfume: Main crop in September

Atreano: Breba and Main Crop

Kure Beach: main crop in October

Chicago Hardy : Main crop in End of September

Marseilles Black VS aka MBVS: Main crop in end of September

Hardy Hoboken:main crop end of September

Ronde De Bordeaux: Main Crop in September

Violette De Bordeaux aka VDB aka Little Miss Figgy aka Beer's Black (dwarfing in comparison) : Breba in August and Main Crop in end of September in ground this variety will ripen on Breba crop if its potted you will have a better chance of ripening the main crop.

Petite Negra Fig: Breba in August and Main Crop in end of September in ground this variety will ripen on Breba crop if its potted you will have a better chance of ripening the main crop.

Negronne ( its not the same as Violette de Bordeaux only similar): Breba in August and Main Crop in end of September in ground this variety will ripen on Breba crop if its potted you will have a better chance of ripening the main crop.

Nero 600 (it is similar and not the same as Violette de Bordeaux)

Peter's Honey Fig: Small breba if there is any large Main Crop in September

Vern's Brown Turkey

Osbourne Prolific aka Neveralla : (Depending on the nursery they have different names of the exact same variety): Small Breba crop if any large main crop 

Olympian Fig: Breba in August and Main Crop in end of September in ground this variety will ripen on Breba crop if its potted you will have a better chance of ripening the main crop.

Deanna Fig: Main crop in October

LSU Gold: Main crop in October

Mary Lane Seedless: main crop in October

Dan's Favorite: Breba and Main Crop

LSU Thibodeaux fig aka LSU Black : Main crop October

Mt. Enta Unk ripens similar time with Chicago Hardy

Celestial: Ripens same time with Chicago Hardy in September

Ciliegia Dolce Ripens in September