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Q.Fig Tree Issues

Anonymous added on May 12, 2011 | Answered

Two years ago, my husband purchased a fig tree for me for Mother’s Day. Surprisingly, it bore fruit its first season. We read up on its care, and the first year wrapped it in tar paper, uncovering it in mid to late March. It did not look promising and we thought that we lost it, but sometime in June, leaves appeared. Last year we just had leaves, no fruit. We did some more reading and decided not to wrap it last fall. Here we are in May, and again it is not looking good. Just bare branches. We live in northern NJ, where winters are not really extreme, but they are cold. It was well watered during the summer and planted in a very sunny spot. Can you offer us any hope?

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Answered on May 13, 2011

Perhaps, this article will help in the future: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/fig-cold-protection.htm

For now, you'll just have to wait. As long as the stems are still alive, the leaves will regrow. This article will help determine if the tree is still alive: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

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