Asked on Nov 17, 2012

Fig trees- transplanting them

Sharron WDouglas HuntJimmy S


I have two fig trees and I would like to transplant them to a different location in my yard. I live in a northern suburb of Atlanta, when is the best time to do so? Can I do it now or will it kill them?
4 answers
  • Sharron W
    on Nov 18, 2012

    I don't know about there, but October through february is the preferred time for planting here in Memphis.

  • Jimmy S
    on Nov 18, 2012

    This doesnt help with your post, but my wife keeps pestering me about fig trees. What kind do you have, or do you suggest? I am in Brooks, South-East Fayette Co

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Nov 18, 2012

    @Ana M: I think the safest time to do so would be late winter, when the tree is just about to break dormancy. I suspect this would be February for you. Depending on the size of the tree, you may want to do some heading back to reduce the stress on the tree. @Jimmy S: See this link for recommendations on the type of figs to plant by area:

  • Sharron W
    on Nov 18, 2012

    I have Turkey figs and they are prolific producers, but i have to constantly fight the squirrels to get them, the birds aren't greedy and I don't mind sharing but the squirrels are wasteful... fortunately I think the owls that have been visiting have cleaned out some of the over population that has plagued us and we may actually get a reasonable harvest this coming year...

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