Fig tree fruit not ripening - Knowledgebase Question

Staten Island, Ne
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Question by mlyledavis
September 13, 2010
Re: Fig tree fruit not ripening. My 6

Answer from NGA
September 13, 2010
You didn't mention the variety of fig so I don't know if it is adapted to your growing region or not. In general, figs that do not ripen may be reacting to the growing environment other there's a problem with the variety. Often, when figs freeze to the ground in the winter, the regrowth is lush and vigorous and often the bush is growing too vegetatively to mature the fruit. Figs are also shallow rooted and easily stressed which can hinder ripening. Mulching and regular watering should help. Certain unadapted varieties will never mature the fruit regardless of the management program so try to have your fig tree identified to see if there is any hope at all of a large crop. Good luck with your figs!

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