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  • Removing winter protection in SE PA

    This is my first winter with in ground figs and was wondering when people in this area start removing the winter protection from their fig trees?
    George
    Pottstown PA

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    Short answer: it depends on the year. It will be later this year. I'm in zone 7a. I'm thinking it will be around mid-March but I will keep eyeing the 10 forecast and adjust accordingly.
    Steve
    D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
    WL: Verdolino, Figue Jaune, Nantes Maroc, Lussheim

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    • #3
      I'm not much help... but my 2 cents says not yet! I think you want the lows no lower than 25F, and that might be too low.
      Phil
      Zone 7A - Newark, DE; Zone 8A - Wilmington, NC;

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      • #4
        I'm not there but in my experience with starting early, the rest normaly catch up and are not jeperdised by haste. I would wait and be safe. When the ground warms they will start growing.
        Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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        • #5
          I'm in the same boat as you are George. It's my first year with one fig inground and itching for spring to happen. But I have 1 1/2 feet of snow around the base of my tarp, so until the snow melts, the tree remains covered.
          Von, Northern VA 7a

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          • #6
            Thanks everyone. I'm just itching to see if they made it through this freak of a February. Hopefully the last two years are not the new "Norm" for this area.
            George
            Pottstown PA

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            • #7
              I am on Long Island (7a) and around here people typically start uncovering mid-March. But we just had the coldest February on record and more snow coming today so how knows when I will be uncovering. I am also curious as to what I am going to find underneath the wrapping.
              Bill - Long Island, NY 7a
              Wish List: Glacia Negra and any fig from Bari.

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