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May 18, Fig tree diseases such as fig mosaic, leaf spot, and pink limb blight may cause dropping figs as well. Making sure that the tree receives proper watering, fertilizing, and general care will help keep the tree healthy and will help prevent disease and the fig drop that occurs with these diseases. Weather Causes Fig Tree Fruit Drop. Rapid temperature changes to either very hot or cool can cause fig Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.

Poor cultural conditions, pests and diseases, can cause a fig tree to drop unripened fruits from the tree. Unripe figs are inedible and will not ripen off the tree. Water Stress. I searched earlier postings on this forum and found these possible answers: overfertilization; overwatering; too hot; figs need to be thinned; raccoons and opossums.

Someone also mentioned that Brown Turkey figs also often drop fruit. We don't know what variety this fig tree is. Jun 22, In areas with poor drainage, overwatering fig trees can also cause fruit to fall off the tree early. Too much water can deoxygenate the soil and damage the roots. Wet conditions can also encourage root rot fungi and bacterial infections. Never plant figs in sites where water stands for more than 24 hours after rainfall. This fig tree is infected by Mosaic Virus and has small growing irregularly sized leaves.

This virus is said to be inoffensive as when the temperature rises, the effects (mottled leaves, small development) become almost invisible. This is true when you live in the hottest places (Italy or Mediterranean area, some of California/Florida,etc).

May 27, Using mulch will help retain soil moisture. It will also deter root-knot nematodes; this pest is a major threat to fig production in Florida. Fig rust disease can also be a problem. Since the fruit forms on terminals of wood from the year before, prune your fig only to maintain the preferred size.

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