Figs not ripening.... any ideas?
We planted two brown turkey figs a couple years ago when we bought our home. Both trees are planted where they recive a good amount of sunlight, water, and we fertilse them fairly regularly. One has had huge figs on it all year, up to 3", and is still covered in them and shows no sign of quitting this year. The other, started getting figs in early spring, had some ripen, and then put out dozens more small figs. However, they seem to have remained just that. The tree has been loaded with small, grape sized green figs since May, and I have not had another ripe one off that tree. Some of these dropped, but most have remaned on the tree and just not grown much larger. Does anyone know what might have caused this, or a possible remedy? I find it a bit puzzling, since both trees were planted at the same time, are now about the same height, and have recieved the same care. Each one is planted close to another tree that does provide some shade, but they both probably recive a good 6 hours or more of direct sun per day, and are watered by the same sprinkler system, so they recive the same amount of irrigation. Any helpful tips would be appreciated, as we love our fresh juicy ripe figs. Dave