My research tells me very early spring before the tree has leafed out is the best time. Do be sure to water it well and root prune it now, Take a sharp shovel and insert it in the ground is a circle just as you would if you were digging it to transplant. Keep that soil moist through out the winter months, but don't drown it. I'd mulch it with 4 inches of organic mulch. Best Nancy
When Is Right Time To Transplant A Fig Tree
Question From: NORTH CAROLINA
Q: Thank you for your previous response. I have a new question. When is the right time to transplant a fig tree? The tree is about 2 1/2 feet tall, has been in the same spot for almost 3 years but doesn't get enough sun. We will move it to a sunny location. Thank you.