Here are a couple of pics my fig trees. They were next to the house (partial sun) then I moved them to the centre of the yard (lot of sun). However, still not doing so good. Any suggestions?
The fig trees look healthy: lots of leaves, good colour. They look big enough that you can expect fruit next year.
Figs sometimes won’t fruit if the trees don’t go dormant over the winter. Leave them out in a couple light frosts this fall, and let the soil dry out.
They should drop their leaves. Then, if you have a cool room in the basement (or garage), somewhere that won’t freeze, put them there and allow them to stay dormant for the winter.
I’d say very minimal water, every 4-6 weeks, just a little bit so the soil isn’t bone dry.
You want them to remain dormant, and dryish soil helps. Also, if the soil is wet and temperature cool, the roots can rot.
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