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Fig Tree Transplanting

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azuregirl starts with ...
It's May 30 2010 and Im trying to work out if now would be a good time to transplant a fig that has been jammed behind the chook pen for a good 12 years or more the previous owners put it there! Poor thing it barely gets enough sun to live never mind sprout fruit. How much pruning? With figs do I chop the tops down to match the root-ball? or is that for different plants? Once back in the ground should I water it and/or fertilise it?
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azuregirl - Lismore NSW
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31st May 2012 5:49pm
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John Mc says...
With figs, they normally take hardwood cuttings in winter. You could take some as a back up first. I'm guessing you could treat the plant as a large cutting and move it over winter with a few roots attached. I've moved some large trees before but not a large fig, I've only taken cuttings but it strikes from hardwood cuttings easily so I don't think you'll have any problems.
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jakfruitetiquette says...
I have moved and potted rooted suckers, you could treat it like one of those. It depends on how big the plant is, but more on how much roots you can get out with it. Dont let it dry out after you dig it out, and wait till late winter, or at least till all leaves have fallen.
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azuregirl says...
Thanks for the replies!!
Well a few months later, thanks to neverending sickness, the death of my nana and our family dog, I have finally moved the fig tree. It took me three days struggling with the flu and I was terribly rough with it but managed to save several large roots and nearly all the closer to the surface roots, thank god it is a surface rooter or id never have done it on my own! oh I decided not to cut back the top growth. So Ill keep you posted over the next months/year as to wether it dies from my mistreatment or if it lives and gives fruit. Happy gardening and transplanting everyone.
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