Brown Turkey Fig leaves brown and falling off

garden128July 30, 2011

I bought a turkey fig like 2 months ago.Its about 3 feet tall..I live in South West Florida and we get a lot of rain usually in the afternoons around this time of year. I recently put mulch around the tree and left space around the trunk of the tree. My sprinkler system also goes on once a week but I have been leaving it off lately because of the rain. I thought maybe cause the sprinkler system was hitting the leaves that it was causing them to burn or something.. is it normal for the leaves to be turning brown and falling off..they are also curling up. I'm not sure if it's too much water, too less water, if it doesn't like the mulch or if it has a disease. The fruit does lacks some taste and seems watered down so maybe it's getting to much water..any help is appreciated.. it is planted in a place where it gets pretty much full sun.

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

How is the drainage where it's sited?

Al

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 7:43PM
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garden128

well, it;s on a slope so I would think it;s good

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 10:36PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

If you were to dig a hole 2 feet deep next to the tree, do you think it would ever fill with water when it rained; or, if you did fill it with water, how long would it take it to drain? Have you done anything in terms of fertilizing? If yes, what did you do? any other additives or spraying of either non-selective or broad leaf herbicides so that drift could have been a problem?

Al

    Bookmark   July 31, 2011 at 10:20AM
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garden 1128

I might help if you could post a picture of the tree or the leaves.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2011 at 10:43AM
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garden128

I'll take a picture and post tomorrow..as far as fertilizer I put a bit of dynamite think it's 13,13,13 once I noticed that the leaves were turning brown..It's been about a week since I applied dynamite..

    Bookmark   July 31, 2011 at 9:26PM
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garden128

Here are the pics..Looks like all the leaves are pretty much falling off..

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 5:57PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

How far above water level is the soil level where the tree is planted? See my questions above (if you're interested).

Al

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 9:22PM
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garden128

about 5 feet..fyi my orange and mango trees are doing great and planted in same place just spaced out horizontally

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 9:50PM
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garden128

so any ideas? The soil does not appear to be overly dry or wet...I have pretty good dirt too as the builder used good soil to build up the property , not ur typical sandy dirt u find in florida..

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 8:59PM
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