need help with my fig tree - photos included

khourshedJuly 12, 2012

my 3 yr old fig tree is not doing well I need some help.

it is very hot here (very) i do water it daily and water do drain well. I do apply fertilizers every 2 -3 wk. I did change the soil a year ago . Advise is needed

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budbackeast(FLORIDA)

Move to a place with mid-day shade.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 9:15PM
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khourshed

i will move here hope it will solve here problem and to get better leaves.

Khourshed

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 10:25PM
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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

Hello,

What kind of fig tree is it? I hope moving the tree to a place where it can get some shade from the hottest sun of the day will help her.

What kind of soil do you have in the pot?

noss

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 12:01AM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

You also need a larger pot.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 12:46AM
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hoosierbanana

Your tree looks like it is suffering from salt toxicity or fertilizer burn. the dead leaf tips are a symptom. What type of soil did you use? Are you following the directions on the fert?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 1:50AM
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khourshed

I am not sure what type of fig tree it is. I bought from near by nursery 3 yr ago.

This is the first time to produce 2 figs :-(
I did change the soil exactly a year ago with Peat Moss.
I have been fertilizing here every 3 week, she had a lot of very green leaf I thought to support here more with fertilizer.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 5:11AM
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hoosierbanana

Next time you water, go back to the fig and water it again with lots of water, this will remove any extra salt/fertilizer. Your potting mix may also be suffocating your trees roots because peat moss can deteriorate quickly and compact, if water sits on top of the soil for more than a few seconds it is draining poorly. And if you have not amended with dolomitic limestone then you should dissolve 1 T. in its water to add back Ca and Mg. It could be some micronutrient deficiency caused by low ph (no calcium) as well.
Good luck/

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 8:57AM
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herman2_gw

By Fertilizing so often you made the soil too acidic.
Apply powder limestone to sweeten the soil,and make sure you have plenty of drainage holes not only a couple.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 12:51PM
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sparker59

Is that pot you have it in concrete? Does it have drain holes? If not then I would place it in a pot that has holes.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 6:35PM
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khourshed

i did flush the soil, i.e fill it with almost a bucket of water and it did drain.

the pot is made of fiber and it got one big draining hole in the middle. I think it is difficult now to make more holes may be in the future when i change the soil or something

I did move it to a semi shaded place since all sites advise that fig does not tolerate strong Sun

BTW how frequent should i apply fertilizer for this type of plant ?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 4:47AM
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khourshed

good news / bad news

good news :

bad news, i lost one fig so only one fig on board (very sad day for me ) Now I should wait for next year to have more figs !!!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 9:39AM
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hoosierbanana

What about lime? Very important when using peat moss.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 11:01PM
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