Figs on Long Island

brosenbauerMay 4, 2011

I bought a 3yo fig tree last year, got a lot of fruit from it. When i winterized it, I put it in the basement in a cool dark area and left it down there until 2 weeks ago. Even though it has been getting a lot f water and it has been warm the past weeks; it has not grown any leaves. Am I doing something wrong?


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Do you remember the variety you bought? You say cool dark area, is the area heated or unheated and what temperature is it down there? I only water my dormant potted trees once or max twice during their dormancy. All of my potted trees have figs/leaves on them. As a matter of fact they are all outside at this point. I ask so many questions because I am on Long Island also.


    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 2:39PM
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I have 3 that broke dormancy weeks after my others, so it may be slow to break. I shuffled mine in and out for the last 4 weeks or so. I am in MA with a micro climate for the figs. It may just be slow to break.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 3:37PM
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I don't remember what variety it is. The coolest it would get would be about 55 degrees. I only watered it once when it was dormant. I've recently seen new stubs on the tree so it appear to be growing, but still no leaves. I put it outside in the beginning of May. I keep waiting for it to bud.


    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 6:44PM
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I have a negronne that is leafing out but others just have the buds that are slowly growing. Its just been too cold and overcast. Its just waking up slowly.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 12:56AM
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