My Celeste Figs were planted two months ago. They grew quickly (doubling in size) but this week the leaves started turning yellow around the edges. Now many leaves are entirely yellow. It's moving fast. I live in Houston. Got any ideas what this is and how to treat it?
Most likely, it is either under watering or a lack of fertilizer. Make sure that the tree is receiving regular water and that you fertilize around the tree in a radius of about 20' to make sure the fertilizer gets to the roots.
Our two-year-old Celeste fig tree has splits in its bark. Is that normal? Also, some smaller branches with buds and leaves are shriveling up, turning brown, and dying. We have been in a dry spell, so have taken extra measures to water and care for the tree. We live in Zone 9. Any ideas as to the problem?
Fruit trees are very susceptible to frost cracks or bark splitting due to the fact that they have thin bark. These are cause by drastic temperature fluctuations.
I was told I need to plant two Celeste Fig trees in order to get fruit. Is this true?
The fig fruit is actually the flower of the tree with both the male and female parts. So no, you do not need two trees in order to get fruit.
I have a 2-year-old Celeste tree. The first year it gave some fruits that dropped premature and dry. This year I have a lots of small fruits, but they look dry to me and some are already dropping. What is wrong with my tree? I live in Dallas, Texas and it's hot now, about 100 degrees. I water my tree 3 times a week. I'll appreciate any advice you could provide.
This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/fig-drop.htm
I have a Celeste tree that has been plantd for 3 years that forms fruit that grows to about finger size, then turns yellow and drops. It receives the same care as my Chicago Hardy and Brown Turkey plants that fruit. How can I resolve this problem?
Are you sure it is a Celeste? To be honest, it almost sounds like the figs are not properly pollinated, which would not be a problem with the Celeste. The other possibility is that the tree is not quite mature enough to hold onto its fruit well. The older a tree gets, teh better it is at producing fruit. If you have not read this, this article will help as well:
I live in Jacksonville, Texas. Husband set out my 2 Celeste fig trees in February and then we had a freeze. Killed young leaves already on them. Can these trees be saved?
Celeste figs are considered among the more hardy varieties, so it might survive. The best thing to do is wait and see. This article will give you some information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm
My fig tree, dwarf variety, appears to be doing well but some of the leaves are turning yellow. There is quite a bit of fruit on the tree, which was planted earlier this year, in February from nursery stock. It receives 6-8 hours of sunlight daily and is in well-drained loamy soil. Should I be fertilizing? Is 8-8-8- the ideal one to use? Thanks for your help.
Generally, these plants draw all the nutrients they require from the soil; therefore, regular fertilizing of figs is not usually necessary except for potted trees or those growing in poor soil. Fig fertilization also depends on whether your plant is young or mature.
For a young tree, fertilize in late winter or early spring. For mature fig trees, fertilize monthly from early spring until July. Use one-third pound of 10-10-10 per foot of plant height each time. A mature plant should develop only one foot of new growth each year.
Yellow leaves are normally a sign of stress, perhaps in this case from the abundance of fruit. They normally require additional watering during fruiting so if it's not getting enough, then you may need to give the tree more water, especially if it's been warm lately.