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fig plant not leafing out

Posted by sffog 10/SanFran (My Page) on
Wed, May 11, 11 at 21:31

my fig plant still has no leaves. it was a package plant from big box store and i put it in a pot with potting soil, soil is moist not overly wet and in an unheated greenhouse. is there hope that it will leaf out. i scraped the bark and its green , i also cut away the dry tip , i have plastic wrap over the bare branches hoping some moisture will help. anyone with an opinion on what the problem might be. it s been in soil since january.


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RE: fig plant not leafing out

dont worry, if its still green give it some time. one of my fig tree just started to leaf out.
and i live near you, east bay area.


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sffog, Fig tree loves Sunlight at least 6 hours of Sunlight per day. All fig trees in my area( I live in s f) leafed out since end of March. Try move your fig tree out of the greenhouse and let it exposed to DIRECT sunlight. It wouldn't hurt. I have one fig in the ground and one in the pot. The Violette deBordeaux in the ground has grown 6 to 7 leaves. The Neveralla in the pot with potting soil also has 6 to 7 leaves now.
The one in the ground receives 6 hours of direct sunlight and the one in the pot receives 10 hours of direct sunlight.
I hope this can help


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  • Posted by sffog 10/SanFran (My Page) on
    Thu, May 12, 11 at 12:44

thank you westcoastgrower and sam89, i will keep my fingers crossed.
sam89 i live in the fog belt of mt davidson, does that matter ? i will move it to the sunniest spot,


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sffog, I live in Excelsior and weather is foggy too. I have 3 fig trees now as I recently bought a 5 gallon Desert King with 20 figlets. Two container figs and one in the ground. I'm newbie in fig so I like to experiment that I keep some fig trees in container.
Growing fig tree in container is quite labor intensive. One has to pay attention of the pot not getting too warm and well watered. I saw pictures of folks burying their pot in ground to keep pot from getting hot.


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  • Posted by sffog 10/SanFran (My Page) on
    Thu, May 12, 11 at 18:38

sam89 thanks for reinforcing that figs will grow in foggy SF
i too am new to growing figs, i have no figlets on my 2 celeste,or the 1 alma. the one with no leaves is a black jack . i have some cuttings from my neighbors black mission, that is an experiment, so far they had leaves then they dried up when i went on vacation so now maybe they will sprout again, they have small roots. i have more cuttings so if you are interested let me know. no history on the plant except it is black mission .


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sffog, A cold weather front will move in and brings heavy rainfall. A young fig tree in container with potting soil might not fare well in this condition. I would suggested that the young fig tree stays in the greenhouse during the storm. I babysit of my fig tree in container after I dug it out of ground. In order to move it around to get maximum sunlight. The drawback is easily OVERWATER. I let it sat one rainny night and later I observed brown stain near underneath a leaf. It was a sign of overwater. Good luck !


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sffog, The 20 figlets are with the fig tree when I bought it in an nursery. Two reasons I bought Desert King are member (Johnathon here in S F mission) recommended and the 20 figlets on the tree. I googled in the web and lot of people recommended Desert King for cool summer climate.
I'm interested in having a black mission cutting if you can spare. My fig trees are so young except Desert King. I might have to repot in spring and might have some cuttings.


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  • Posted by sffog 10/SanFran (My Page) on
    Fri, May 13, 11 at 12:12

sure you can have black mission cuttings e mail, jn91871@yahoo.com and i will give you my address, i will move the fig trees into the greenhouse,


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