fig tree - Knowledgebase Question

Shallotte, NC (Zone 7B)
Question by jac358oak
August 4, 2007
my figs keeping falling off before they get to ripe.they get about inch and then they fall

Answer from NGA
August 4, 2007


There are a number of reasons for premature fig drop; lack of pollination is the most common, environmental = cool/wet/hot conditions; insufficient water; too much nitrogen fertilizer. Or, the figs could have been invaded by a pest. Cut one of the fallen fruit open to see if there is a grub or wormlike critter inside. Without knowing what kind of fig tree you're growing, I can't recommend a pollinizer.

Hope this information will help you determine just why the fruits are dropping off.

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