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mapleleaf
08-05-2009, 04:04 PM
We have a potential client that really wants a fig tree. They are in Bergen county NJ. I'm not positive how well a fig will fruit there, but we'll tell them to wrap in winter. I'm starting to think the reason I can't find a nursery that sells fig trees, is that it is not a good tree for surviving in the area. Anyone in NJ ever have luck with fig trees? Thanks!

mdlwn1
08-05-2009, 04:42 PM
you need to bury them in the ground over the winter. Find a large commercial nursery and get what you need already.

mapleleaf
08-05-2009, 05:48 PM
I know I've heard of digging it up and resting it on it's side, covering with leaves, etc. for the winter. Makes me nervous, since it's like a transplant, you hope works out ok. I've also heard of keeping them in a container, and bringing them in a garage, but I imagine in a container it won't get very big. I did check quite a few NJ wholesale nurseries with no luck, that's why I posted here, hoping someone knows of a place that has figs. Thanks!

NNJLandman
09-27-2009, 02:28 PM
If you still looking try John's Home & Garden in Newfoundland, Birch Hill Nursery in Wayne or Cedar Hill Nursery in Wayne. Your best bet is with Cedar Hill they have several locations Wayne, Mahwah, Salem and a huge selection. John's & Birch Hill might have the tree as well.

mapleleaf
09-28-2009, 03:31 PM
I'll have to call over to John's, haven't bought from they yet. I have Cedar Hill's book, and didn't see a Fig listed in it, maybe they just didn't put it in their book. Not sure if I have Birch Hill's book or not, have to check into. The bid on this job has been pushed back per the clients, so I have some time to investigate further. Thanks!

Kiril
09-29-2009, 10:21 AM
We have figs all over the place out here .... damn weed IMO. Container planting is your only option if you are in the wrong zone. Order it online in about 2 months or so when bare root stock becomes available.

integrityman
09-29-2009, 12:07 PM
Below is a link to a product carried by Star brother nursery.....

http://www.starkbros.com/access?action=category&categoryID=8