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Name: Cipher
Arizona (Zone 9b)
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Cipher
Oct 4, 2016 2:50 PM CST
My fig tree is about 3 yrs old. It's developing brown leaf edges all over the tree and not much fruit has been produced this year. What's going on?
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Oct 4, 2016 3:05 PM CST
Welcome!

Can you add some photos and a location?
Name: Donna
Mid Shore, Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Shy_gardener
Oct 4, 2016 6:06 PM CST
Welcome! aql48

We'll ask the fig guru @ediblelandscapingsc
Daniel will know...
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 4, 2016 6:20 PM CST
Yep, he's the man for figs but he will need to know your location and type of fig - photos would be very helpful. Photos of the fig tree, the leaves and a wide shot of the area where the fig tree is growing.

This time of year many fig trees get brown leaves from a fungus. Some fungus can be caused by high humidity or too much rainfall. Sometimes low fig fruit production can be caused by too little water or irregular watering schedule. (That's all the knowledge I have.)
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Oct 4, 2016 10:48 PM CST
Thanks Donna & Greene. I agree photos and your location would be a big help in narrowing down what's going on. Also are you growing your tree in a pot or in ground?
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Oct 8, 2016 1:51 PM CST
The Ficus genus of plants includes carica (Fig), benjamina (Ficus tree), lyrata (Fiddle-leafed Fig) and elastica (Rubber Plant). All but the last are referred to as Figs. Thus, it is important for us to know which you have and whether it is growing indoors or outside.
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Oct 8, 2016 3:10 PM CST
@WillC because aql148 stated "not much fruit has been produced this year" I'm 99% sure they are talking about Ficus carica even though figs are not truly fruits but inverted flowers. You do make a good point but F. benjamina, lyrata, and elastica are just a few others. There is also Ficus benghalensis, Ficus macrophylla, Ficus retusa, Ficus aspera, Ficus petiolaris, Ficus pantoniana, Ficus pseudopalma, Ficus tinctoria, Ficus verruculosa, Ficus ilicina, Ficus krukovii, Ficus microcarpa, Ficus sycomorus, Ficus auriculata, Ficus bizanae, Ficus mexiae, Ficus crassipes, and many many more in the 850 some odd species of Ficus. Ficus is the largest genus in the family Moraceae, and is one of the largest genera of flowering plants period. The most common of which being Ficus carica. Many fig species are grown for their "fruits", though only Ficus carica is cultivated globally for this purpose. with a worldwide production of around 1.5 million metric tons.
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