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Q.My Fig Tree

Zone 2171 | suzygeorges added on May 23, 2021 | Answered

Today I was digging around my fig tree to put fertilizer and new soil around It, I found some Crabs in my fig tree soil< I was very sad not know what and how to get rid of them I did pick them up , but I don’t know if there’s some more that’s why my fig tree leaves was all sick, if you can help me please. How to look after my fig tree I never seen any fruits on It thank you Suzy

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Answered on May 24, 2021

The crabs will not harm your tree, however, the fact that they can live there means that the area is far too wet for your fig tree. Wet soils lead to infections.

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through, so I am unable to see the state of the tree. I will suggest using a fungicide, and making sure that the soil dries out down to about 3 or 4 inches between watering.

Here are some articles that will help you to care for the fig, and treat the disease:



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