Turning Fruit on Fig Tree - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by rskaggs
April 14, 2010
Ever bearing fig tree about 10 yrs old. Some of the figs are appearing to turn hard and about 1/4 size of good fruit. Could this be caused by insect or soil condition?


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Answer from NGA
April 14, 2010

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It sound like fig souring. Souring results from spoilage due to fermentation by various yeasts, other fungi and bacteria and is introduced by insects. There's not much you can do to control the problem because the fruits are open at the top so a pollinating wasp can enter the fruit. With an open eye, other insects can enter as well. If souring occurs, little can be done other than to remove and destroy all infected fruit. Wish I had better news for you!

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