Can I Grow a Fig Tree on my Brooklyn Roof?

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I really like this New York Times story by Randy Kennedy about growing a fig tree in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I’m itching to add squeeze just one more plant into our garden and I wonder if the Ficus carica ‘Chicago Hardy’ fig tree would be happy on our roof.

I hear that figs grow well in container gardens. If TheKitchn and the University of Illinois Extension say it can work, who am I to doubt?

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One response to this post.

  1. Hi! I am curious to know how this project went! I am currently researching what trees I can container grow for our brooklyn roof garden, and I am dying to put a few fig trees up. Were they happy on your roof? Thanks for an inspiring blog!

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