Fig Tree

Fig Tree

josieann added on May 2, 2012 | Answered

Is it possible that the frost would have killed an established fig tree of 15 years or would there be some form of disease?

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Answered on May 7, 2012

Frost alone would not have killed the tree, though it may have killed back the leaves. If you had a hard freeze though, and the tree was starting to leaf out and was already stressed, that may have killed it.

But, it is more likely that the tree died of a disease or possibly old age. Figs typically live about 20 years, give or take.

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