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Q.Leaves on Fig Tree

Anonymous added on July 4, 2012 | Answered

I purchased a fig tree last summer and kept it out on balcony until fall. I brought it in for the winter and spring, and it got indirect light all winter. I live in eastern Ontario. This summer when I put it out, it really grew and started producing fruit. However, I have noticed in the last week or so that the leaves look burned and browning. It only gets about 5 hours of afternoon sun (faces west). It is watered regularly and I am excited about the fruit, but am wondering why the leaves are coloring and appearing to burn. Please help!!

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Answered on July 5, 2012

You may have fig rust, which will eventually defoliate the tree. Figs will develop, but the defoliation inhibits proper photosynthesis, thus limiting production of figs. I would treat with one or two applications of neutral copper spray. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/figs-disease-rust.htm

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