When does fig leaf out in San Diego

sandiego4sFebruary 8, 2014

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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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

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.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 2:09PM
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sandiego4s

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

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 5:17PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Great setup. Should work well.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 6:01PM
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