Top Questions About Mission Fig Trees

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Questions About Mission Fig Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
February 16, 2011

Q. Pruning Fig Tree That’s Running Sap

Usually when I prune our fig (Black Mission fig in San Jose, CA, about 40 years old), the sap is out of the branches and the cut tree doesn’t bleed sap. This year the sap drips out. I don’t want to weaken the tree, but I doubt we’re going to get colder weather. What should I do?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 16, 2011
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If you see sap, then you should stop pruning. While it should be in dormancy, a warm spell can start to bring it out. This year has been funny with the weather, so the tree may be a bit confused if your area has experienced the highs and lows many parts of the country have.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 30, 2011

Q. Old Fig Tree

This gnarly fig tree is over 35 years old, has not been cared for in recent years, is not producing, and has scant leaves. Can it be revived with proper fertilizers and water? What fertilizers do you recommend (i. e. ratios of the three elements)? It is located a mile from the ocean, in a sunny location. I think it is a Mission fig.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 30, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 5, 2011

Q. Mission Black Has Yellow Drying Leaves

Suddenly, my Mission black fig has developed yellow leaves with brown edges. It has been beautiful, fragrant and full of delicious figs until just the last few days. I live in Las Vegas. Is it an iron problem? Please advise.

Answered by
Nikki on
July 6, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 20, 2011

Q. Fig Tree Leaves

My fig tree leaves are turning yellow with brown areas on them, and curling. Fruit is also smaller than last year and less abundant. They are Mission figs. I live in very hot, sunny Sacramento, CA. What have I done wrong or need to do to correct the problem?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 20, 2011
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This article should help with the yellowing leaves: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/fig-with-yellow-leaves.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 24, 2011

Q. Brown and Dry Fig Leaves

Our fig tree has leaves that are turning brown and are very dry and falling off. The tree is three years old and does not produce many figs, only a few. What can we do? It is a Mission fig tree.

Answered by
Susan75023 on
July 26, 2011
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I don't know much about fig trees = we have to remove ours because of ugly long=tailed creatures. Here is a link, however, that covers a lot of information about fig trees. When asking questions, please include your location for best answers.
https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/extension/homefruit/fig/fig.html

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Asked by
debscot58 on
October 15, 2011

Q. Why Won’t Black Mission Fig Plants Produce Fruit?

I purchased Black Mission fig plants almost 2 year ago. I planted them in pots, following instructions that came with plants. I have beautiful, strong leaves but absolutely no fruit on either plant. This year I transplanted one into ground to see if it would make any difference. I have pruned leaves, etc. but still no fruit. I live in the Tidewater, VA area.

Answered by
Nikki on
October 16, 2011
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It may be a nitrogen/phosphorus imbalance in the soil. Too much nitrogen and too little phosphorus can result in little to no blooming, which means no fruit. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/fig-tree-is-producing-fruit.htm

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Asked by
Cinall on
April 28, 2012

Q. Pollination for figs

I live in south Georgia. I was told that I needed to buy 2 fig trees in order for them to grow figs. I didn’t realize until I planted them that one is a Black Mission Fig and one is a Celeste Fig. Will these work together to give me figs?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 30, 2012
Certified Expert
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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.

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