Fig Tree
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Fig fruit

Zone Kerala, India | drindiraks added on December 28, 2013 | Answered

My fig tree is bearing fruit since 2 to 3 years. However, the fruits are hollow inside. I have seen photos that show fleshy things inside, but mine is empty. Has a thick wall which has a pink lining only.

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Heather
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Answered on December 28, 2013

It sounds like your fig is failing to pollinate. Some varieties need a fig wasp to pollinate properly. Typically, the fig will drop the fruit if pollination does not happen, but yours may not be doing this. Here is more information on the relationship between the plant and the wasp:
http://askabiologist.asu.edu/explore/life-and-death-fig-wasp

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