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Re: Very old Dying fig tree - not enough info


Re : Re: Very old Dying fig tree - not enough info -- Newt
Posted by Justine Henley , Oct 03,2005,06:20    Top of Thread   Forum

I will try to give you a bit more info...I do not know the type of fig since this tree was moved from Houston, Tx to Livingston, Tx by my father-in-law in the late '70's. It is not a large, hybrid fig, but it is sweet and juicy and of medium size.

Up until four years ago, it was very prolific, producing many figs; since then it has continually gone downhill. The leaves turn yellow and drop. We do have figs, but each year they are fewer and fewer. The branches that appear to have died, when cut have a sour smell. There doesn't seem to be pests on the tree, nor is any sap leaking.

It is planted in a spot that gets lots of hot afternoon sun.

I have never fertilized this tree.


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