Fig Tree

Orange Patches on the Branches


Lambo added on February 18, 2011 | Answered

I have a large fig tree in my garden. I have noticed that there are a lot of orange/ browny patches on a lot of the branches. The tree is not in leaf yet and I wanted to know about this problem and if there is a cure.


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on February 18, 2011

It sounds like you may have a rust fungus on the branches. They typically attack the leaves on figs, but can attack branches if there are no leaves. These articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/figs-disease-rust.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/learn-about-plant-rust-disease-and-rust-treatment.htm

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