[gardeners] fig trees

flylo@txcyber.com (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 7 Dec 2001 10:32:59 -0600

Once they've gone dormant, it won't hurt to wrap the fig trees if 
they're small enough to do so. I've seen descriptions of them 
planted 'sideways' and encouraged to grow 'on their side' so they're 
easier to pick from and easier to deal with in the winter. 
Here (cen Tx), our figs lose their leaves at about 38*, and the milky 
sap quits flowing. If they need pruning, this is the time to do it. 
Also it's the time to take cuttings if you want more trees. I don't 
protect our trees unless it's warmed up and the tip growth has 
greened up again. If this dies back, it will set the tree back during 
next year's growing season. 
I don't have a clue what kind of figs these are. Celeste maybe? 
They stay green, never turn brown like those I'm used to (Brown 
Turkey). martha