Fig Tree

Watering Outdoor Figs over Winter

Zone Bishop, CA Zone 7b | devorah137 added on November 17, 2016 | Answered

I have a first year Peter's Honey growing beautifully in 7b. I was told to wait until it is dormant, cut back by half, then overwinter in burlap, dry leaves, chicken wire, tar paper or tarp, and a bucket on top. Do I water while it is in this state, or do I leave it alone until spring? My concern is the leaves piled in for insulation will get wet, and this can start problems?

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Answered on November 18, 2016

You won't need to water during the winter period. Dormant trees generally don't need watering unless there is an extreme drought.

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