I'm brand new to the forum and have really enjoyed reading many of the posts. I'm an avid gardener and especially enjoy propagating plants from cuttings, but for some unknown reason have not tried figs before.
In reading through previous posts, it seems like Italian Honey is a popular variety, and I'm wondering if it will survive the winters here in northern Virginia's Shenandoah Valley (zone 6b) The temp has been down to 1 this winter, but lows are usually in the teens. I realize that the coldest zone for many varieties is zone 7, and if necessary, I wouldn't mind bringing a potted plant in for the winter.
Another reason for my interest in the Italian Honey is that my father-in-law was Sicilian and grew a fig tree in NYC. My wife tells me how he used to bundle it up every winter and she has fond memories of the few figs it used to produce. So, in honor of his memory, I'd like to try my hand at it here in the Old Dominion. If someone here has a cutting or two of this variety (or other that might do well in this zone) that they would be willing to part with, I'd be happy to either swap some Baco Noir (grape) cuttings for them, or reimburse the shipping. Thanks.