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Q.About My Fig Tree

pgmaret added on January 16, 2011 | Answered

I am living in India, kerala state. My house is near the river. Our soil is hard, and with less rain fall. I having a fig tree about 4 -5 years old, having fig on it. but it is not getting ripe, but dropped down, with a white funkus. How can i get ride of it, and what type of fertilizer I can use. I think you may understand my problem, even my langauge is poor.
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Answered on January 16, 2011

Treat the tree with neem oil for the fungus. Neem oil (which to my understanding is widely available in India) will kill both pests and fungus and is safe for people. I use neem oil in my own garden and it works well.

For the fertilizer, use a balanced fertilizer (e.g. 8-8-8 or 10-10-10).

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