When Is The Best Time To Plant A Fig Tree


Mature, medium hardy figs can be planted as soon as the soil is prepared. They grow best in a very well-drained or sandy loam and perform best on a north or east facing slope. Figs like full sun and will tolerate some shade under trees on their southern exposure (facing south). If you live south of San Francisco, California plant them north of your property line to get more sunlight for ripening. There are several seasons that work out nicely for planting: spring/summer – February through June; fall – July through November; winter – December through January.

What kind of soil does it need?

Figs require good drainage so they should not be grown where water stands long enough to sit around between rain events or run off into adjacent properties during heavy rains. The topsoil needs to drain quickly after rainfall and do not allow standing water on the root zone either by digging down with a shovel and plowing along the borders of beds, over mulching material before planting from direct seeded containers from March until July when planted from bare root crowns after fruit set has been completed in May since rooting is better done later than sooner.. In most areas soils rich in organic matter such as composted manure tea works well as an amendment but peat moss will also provide needed nutrients once applied before transplanting seedlings 4-6 weeks prior to setting out containerized seedlings mid-March until mid-May depending upon latitude location due