Mission Fig Trees

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  1. Pruning Fig Tree That’s Running Sap
  2. Old Fig Tree
  3. Mission Black Has Yellow Drying Leaves
  4. Fig Tree Leaves
  5. Brown and Dry Fig Leaves
  6. Why Won’t Black Mission Fig Plants Produce Fruit?
  7. Pollination for figs
Asked by Anonymous on February 16, 2011
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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on July 5, 2011
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by Anonymous on July 20, 2011
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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Susan75023

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
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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