I have two figs, a Celeste and an LSU Purple, that I have been growing for over ten years. We are in an area that rarely gets a hard freeze, but this year we had several freezes and one period of several days when the temperatures dipped into the low 20's at night. During those times I covered the base of the trees with hay and blankets.
This spring, the figs budded out. Some branches grew leaves and some budded and failed. A portion of the branches that grew leaves have now had their leaves wither away. Only a few branches have leafed out and are bearing figs. This has occured on both trees. I have pruned some of the non-productive branches and get down into green wood on many of them. Not all are dead. I am very curious as to what has caused this problem. Is this typical of freeze damage or could it be something else?