In Pots or In the Ground for the First Few Years?
Another newbie fig growing question here.
I (think I've) read things in this forum that suggest that young figs are more susceptible to winter damage and death than older figs are. If that's true, would it be wise to keep my new figs in pots and bring them inside for the winter for the first few years. Or will that do more harm than good? Is the real benefit having the figs permanently in the ground as soon as possible?
I'm in Zone 6b and the winter temps regularly get down into the single digits. The figs in question are Celeste, Hardy Chicago and Oregon Prolific.