[NAFEX] Turkish Figs
jo.bo at rogers.com
Mon Feb 21 20:42:47 EST 2005
I keep my potted figs in the garage; it is below freezing on and off through
out the winter. It has never been a problem. I have also kept them in the
cold room where it never went below freezing. Just let them wait until the
weather stays mostly above freezing then bring them out. After the're out,
if there is going to be a real killer frost, move them back into the garage
over night. Figs will take a fair amount of frost. I have one outside
growing up next to a wall containing the chimney; its all wrapped up. This
is the first winter out. I expect it will at least survive to ground level.
But hopefully it will do better.
Joe, Mississauga, ON
Canada zone 6A, USA zone 5B
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Barbowski" <jbarbowski at gmail.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 8:02 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Turkish Figs
> Hello All,
> I have twoTurkish figs that 'The List' co-erced me into trying last
> year. One is in a 5 gal pot and another in a 2.5 gal pot. I moved them
> indoors into my basement cold room last Nov after all their leaves had
> fallen. The temp in my cold room hovers about 50 (11 Celsius). Watered
> them as needed.
> I just returned home from a weekend away and noticed that my small fig
> has its terminal bud elongating with a definite leaf starting to
> uncurl. The buds on the large fig are starting to swell. This being
> late Feb just north of Toronto, its a bit too early for outdoors
> exposure (how about 10 weeks too early!). Is it time to bring them out
> of their dark hibernation? In a couple of weeks, my attached garage
> could be an option to slow them down; right now it will drop to a few
> degrees below freezing on cold nights.
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> John B
> Canadian Zone 6B (I think)
> Avge Daily Hi: 34, Avge Daily Low: 19 - for Feb 21
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