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  • What is wrong with my fig tree

    The spots have started to occur on multiple leaves on my fig tree and one or two smaller leaves have now turned yellow what is going on with it and how can I help it
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    Nic from WV

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    The variety is brown turkey it is 3 to 4 years old and is bearing fruit
    Nic from WV

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    • #3
      Looks like rust
      Louisiana Zone 8/9. W/L Whatever fig I don't have.

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      • #4
        Yes. Rust!

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        • #5
          What can you do about it? Find out who keeps doing the rain dance and stop them. Rust is a problem when there's too much moisture.
          7B Southern NJ

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          • #6
            Hardly worth mentioning from what I see. But yes, rust. HEres what I learned about that stuff. My in ground Olympian doesnt get it and the lawn sprinklers on it every other day plus rain. So either the variety is resistant or in ground plants are resistant to it. It comes when high in humidity and rains . IF its a light amount it wont hurt the plant or leaf . If it gets more widespread the leaf may die off and be replaced by a new leaf .But it may take a month. IF rust is way out of control like I had last season all leaves will shrivel off the tree and the fruit will not get the sweetness because of lack of photosyntheis.Thats if the figs are nearing ripeness when the leaves die off. (like mine ). Im using a product called Serenade which uses a biological predatory control for the fungus this season and so far only a few plants show a small amount of it. Thermalito being sensitive and Albo for example. You leaf looks fine at this point of time in the season.

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            • #7
              I have an abundance of rust here in N Ga.

              The leaves will eventually fall off....get some copper fungicide to spray on them to help control it.

              Home depot or lowes carries it too.

              https://www.planetnatural.com/produc...-copper-spray/

              Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

              Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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              • #8
                So it is rust and I need to treat it with copper fungicide? Could it have caught it from a different plant there is a wild bush growing a few feet from it that has it on its leaves also, by the way thank you all for your help
                Nic from WV

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                • #9
                  Treat both of them, just use as directed and it should get better.

                  Glad to help,

                  Happy Growing!
                  Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

                  Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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                  • #10
                    Ross theorizes that potted plants often have a silica deficiency whereas in ground trees do not. He feels that silica supplements like
                    Protekt are helpful for rust prevention in potted figs.

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