Fig Tree

Red Blotches on Fig Tree Leaves


Anonymous added on September 23, 2011 | Answered

There are large red blotches on some of our fig tree leaves. It is a new plant that we planted in April this year. They can be seen from the under the leaf as well but not as clear. What is it?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 23, 2011

It sounds like it is likely the onset of fig rust. Treat the plant with a fungicide. Rust is not normally fatal, but can make the tree look unsightly. I personally like to use neem oil as it is both a fungicide and a pesticide, plus it is safe for people and pets. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/figs-disease-rust.htm

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