If some type of protection in winter is necessary, what type? If not, Brown Turkey in my growing zone, could you perhaps suggest another type?
Brown Turkey Fig Bushes in Zone 5
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Brown Turkey figs can survive in Zone 5, but you will need to mulch the base very well, plant it in a sheltered location (such as next to a wall or building) and expect that it will die back to the ground every year.
Other more cold tolerant figs include Chicago Fig and Celeste Fig.