Ants infest many fruit trees, but ants on fig trees may be particularly troublesome since many species of figs have a hole through which these insects can easily enter and ruin the fruit. To protect a fig tree from ants, you can: Remove limbs that touch other trees Get rid of honeydew insects with Neem… Read More »How To Protect Fig Tree From Ants?
Fertilizing potted fig trees is a lot different than fertilizing in-ground trees. It’s more restrictive in a way that you cannot use any fertilizer you want and still get results. The scarcity of resources in potted soil means there are strict nutrient requirements to follow. But restrictions in fertilizer use go even further than that,… Read More »Fertilizing Fig Trees in Containers
A strange, mutualistic relationship exists between figs and wasps: Figs rely on wasps to pollinate the inside-the-fruit flowers, and fig wasps require a safe place to lay their eggs. As a result, fig wasps burrow into fig fruits to lay their eggs. Due to this process, the wasps lose their wings and antennae, and the… Read More »Figs & Wasps – How Are They Correlated & Are Wasps Dangerous?
Having dry figs on the tree is one of the worst things that can happen with the crop, primarily because it’s tough to know until it’s already too late. In some situations, dry figs won’t ripen properly, even though they may seem ripe on the outside. In this article, I will discuss how and why… Read More »My Figs Are Dry Inside – Causes and Solution
I’ve recently seen a lot of confusion about what exactly Improved Celeste is. Seems two groups of people can’t agree upon which variety should hold that name. We have to distinguish which variety Improved Celeste is in order to do a valid comparison with Celeste fig. Let’s see what LSU breeds are and how they… Read More »Improved Celeste vs. Celeste
There are many articles about fertilizing fig trees around the web, but most fail to answer some of the most crucial questions for successful fig production each year. Therefore, not to repeat what everyone else has written I decided to focus on questions they didn’t answer. Specifically; when to stop fertilizing, why to stop fertilizing,… Read More »When To Stop Fertilizing Fig Trees?