When to Uncover Fig Tree in Spring
I'd like to know when to uncover a fig tree in spring in central New Jersey. I've also heard it may not be necessary to wrap and cover my fig tree here in winter. Is this true?
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You can unwrap it once temps generally are above 40 degrees F. If you get a few frosts after that, it will not harm the plant.
Some figs can survive in your zone. It depends on the variety. I would still wrap it if I were you, as a precaution. The figs that can survive in your area will survive a normal winter, but cannot survive a severe winter without help. Since you cannot know ahead of time which winters will be severe, it is better to be safe rather than sorry.