Help my fig tree!

colonel_kernelJuly 31, 2014

My fig leaves are looking quite sad. Well, some are healthy and some are spotted. I noticed some mosaic leaves this year, but read that it's not much to really worry with and most trees get over it naturally.

So, we've had quite a lot of rain and now my leaves look like this. Is this a fungal growth or rust? I'm in zone 9a Texas gulf coast do there's a plethora of bugs here too.

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colonel_kernel

Here's a more broad shot

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 8:09PM
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rayrose(8)

That's rust. You need to strip ALL of the infected leaves
and dispose of them. Keep the tree well watered and it should rejuvenate itself.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 10:42AM
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colonel_kernel

Thanks. Can this affect my plum, satsuma or blackberries?

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 11:15AM
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colonel_kernel

Also, should I follow up in fall with copper spray? Not sure if it'll help.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 2:45PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

I've never seen rust on figs, but that doesn't look right to me. Nor does it match the descriptions I find online.

Any chance of another image, this one showing the back of the leaf?

Info about fig rust is at the link from UFL --

Here is a link that might be useful: fig rust from UFL

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 5:42PM
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rayrose(8)

No, it won't hurt the other trees, and yes, it's rust.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 5:54PM
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colonel_kernel

Yeah, it's rust. I read up more on the subject. Thanks for the help! Here's a pic of the underside of one of my leaves. No spots on the top of this one yet.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 7:02PM
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