Bare Root or potted?

maryhawkins99November 10, 2012

For my other fruit trees I always plant bare root. But I'm wondering for figs if they're different. Which is better; planting the 3 ft tall containerized figs I see at local nurseries, or planting bare root mail order figs?


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Depends on how long the stock has been bare-rooted. I would expect some set-back with the bare-rooted stock, as it establishes a new root system. With good culture, the fig trees will take off after putting on new roots. Treat bare-root stock just like giant cuttings.

Containerized plants will just start where they left off. Of course, that's assuming that the containerized plants are healthy, and not root-bound. Just slip them out, and plant.

I see by your posting that you grow other fruit trees. Fig trees are way easier, as long as you meet the cultural requirements for Winter protection.

Just my thoughts.


    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 7:10AM
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