Fig Trees Refusing to Go Dormant

11 years ago

I recently moved to western Arizona and of course, one of the first things I did was to plant several fig trees and an avacado. I planted a black mission, and a kadota a in the first week of October. Both figs are 3 foot trees, and both are sprouting new leaves. The kadota is actually putting out new fruit.

It rarely freezes in my area, so my question is....does it matter? I mean.....will it matter if they don't go dormant?

The avacado is also leafing but, being an evergreen, I'm not concerned.

We moved here from Washington, where I had to go to great lengths to protect my one fig tree. While I appreciate not having to wrap and keep them warm here in the desert, seeing new growth in October is a little disconcerting.

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