Figs

Hardy Chicago Fig

Ficus carica 'Hardy Chicago'

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Very cold hardy variety.  Even if cold kills it to the ground, its root system will survive.  Once awoken from dormancy its grows quickly and can still produce fruit on the first years growth.   

Bears medium sized delicious sweet fruits.

Fruit set on first years growth on this Hardy Chicago Fig
Sliced ripe Hardy Chicago fig
 

Olympian Fig

Ficus carica 'Olympian'

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9

This variety produces huge figs, maturing early in the season.  While not quite as hardy as the 'Hardy Chicago" above, it is more cold hardy than most and may potentially be planted outdoors in a protected southern location.  Also a great choice for container planting due to luscious large fruits.

 
Grab your floppy hat and plant something!