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When does fig leaf out in San Diego

Posted by sandiego4s 10 (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 8, 14 at 2:33

Hi,

I bought a VDK fig from Walter Anderson nursery a month ago. The two feet small tree still had two leaves then. I planted it in a 20 gal fabric pot filled with potting mix from Home Depot. The tree doesn't have any sign of leafing out except that it dropped the two leaves a few days ago. It's my first fig tree, when will it leaf out? Should I worry about the potting mix?

Thanks.


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RE: When does fig leaf out in San Diego

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 8, 14 at 14:09

Any fruit in a pot needs a mix that drains well. If it stays too wet roots won't grow in the wet portion. Planting a small tree in that big of a pot will, for many folks, lead to over watering. It won't need water again until it leafs out, then not much until it grows a lot.

Figs generally leaf out late. As long as the bark is green when scratched, the tree is still alive. It will probably leaf out in the next month or two.


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RE: When does fig leaf out in San Diego

Thanks Fruitnut.
The pot is a fabric pot directly on the ground, so it's more like a small raised bed.
It's good to know that figs leaf out late. Seems I need more patience.
Thanks

This post was edited by sandiego4s on Sat, Feb 8, 14 at 17:18


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RE: When does fig leaf out in San Diego

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 8, 14 at 18:01

Great setup. Should work well.


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