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Q.Fig Trees, Transplanting To Larger Containers & Pruning Questions.

Zone Carrollton, Texas 75007 | Anonymous added on January 7, 2022 | Answered

I have 2 Black Mission Figs and 1 Brown Turkey Fig. They are planted in containers and this is the second winter since I planted them in pots. I think it is time to transplant to a bigger pot. How do I know for sure that they need a bigger pot and if I need to do any pruning if, and when I do transplant them. I do know that it is always best to transplant when plant is dormant. Do Fig trees form a tap root?

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Answered on January 7, 2022

Usually if a plant is potbound, when you water the water goes quickly through to the drainage holes. You can also tip the container over and see if there are roots coming out of the container. Sometimes you will see fine roots showing at the top of the soil. When you move up in pot size, only go up one or two sizes or you risk overwatering.

Figs are shallow rooted. I didn't see anything in my research that indicated they have a tap root.

Here are some articles on figs that I think will help:





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