fig tree - Knowledgebase Question

lauderhill, Fl
Question by edel1w
November 20, 2009
i smuggled a fig tree from the north .i planted it in florida 9 years ago and no figs why?

Answer from NGA
November 20, 2009


Some types of fig trees will not produce in Florida because of the absence of a special fig wasp (Blastophaga psenes), needed for pollination. If you want fruit, plant a fig type that does not require pollination from this wasp. Celeste, Brown Turkey, Magnolia and Green Ischia are good varieties for Florida.

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