Fig Trees Refusing to Go Dormant
I recently moved to western Arizona and of course, one of the first things I did was to plant several fig trees and an avacado. I planted a black mission, and a kadota a in the first week of October. Both figs are 3 foot trees, and both are sprouting new leaves. The kadota is actually putting out new fruit.
It rarely freezes in my area, so my question is....does it matter? I mean.....will it matter if they don't go dormant?
The avacado is also leafing but, being an evergreen, I'm not concerned.
We moved here from Washington, where I had to go to great lengths to protect my one fig tree. While I appreciate not having to wrap and keep them warm here in the desert, seeing new growth in October is a little disconcerting.