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Week of January 30, 2018

Figs can be tricky to get established, especially in very cold regions (zone 6 and colder), however, some figs can be planted in containers and brought into a protected area when temperatures drop below freezing. Not all varieties are appropriate for container growing, however, there are a few varieties that do well in containers. The Brown Turkey fig, Violette de Bordeaux fig and the Black Jack fig are varieties that are container compatible. The container should have drainage holes and of sufficient size to allow for growth; at least a 7–10 gallon pot is suggested for planting your new fig. After a few years, move the fig up into a larger pot (a wheeled pot stand makes moving much easier).