Well, how awesome is that; you get coconuts, bananas and figs.
This is the third year I've had my tree. I got it as a house warming gift and think it's a Brown Turkey. This is the first year that I didnt have any winter dieoff so I expected to have a good crop. The foliage is very green and healthy but the figs are on the small side, turning yellow and falling off.
I have only gotten about ripe figs. Poor cultural conditions, pests and diseases, can cause a fig tree to drop unripened fruits from the tree. Unripe figs are inedible and will not ripen off the tree. Water StressAuthor: Michelle Wishhart. Feb 22, Fruiting is hard work for a tree.
It needs extra nutrients to be able to support both itself and its fruit. If the tree has too little nutrients, the figs don’t ripen as fast and may even stop ripening. If your figs are not getting ripe, pests and disease can also be the problem. While a fig tree is under attack from a pest or disease, it must divert its energy from ripening its fruit to protecting itself. The fig fruit will stay green longer if the fig tree Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Jun 22, In areas with poor drainage, overwatering fig trees can also cause fruit to fall off the tree early.
Too much water can deoxygenate the soil and damage the roots. Wet conditions can also encourage root rot fungi and bacterial infections.
Never plant figs in sites where water stands for more than 24 hours after rainfall. Jan 23, When harvesting figs, you will notice that a ripe, fresh fig will come away from the tree with ease. Note: It is not recommended that you harvest unripe figs and try to ripen them off the tree.
While the unripe fruit may soften after a few days at room temperature, it may not be ideal for palatability. Sep 25, Right now on the cusp of October that crop of full sized green figs that looks so promising is unlikely to amount to much because winter’s chill is just too close.
When the tree goes dormant, unripe main season figs will fall off the tree. Try not to panic! A new breba crop is just around the corner.