My Fig Tree

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Old 10-04-13, 02:21 PM
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My Fig Tree

Hello, When I left Long Island, NY I uprooted my Fig tree. I placed it in a cut in half 55 gal. plastic drum with all the soil that was around the tree. The first year I replanted it here in north west Ga. the tree was sad and only a few leaves sprouted, after two more years and lots of care, the tree fills with new leaves but no new limb growth. Back in LI, this tree would constantly grow new limbs and lots of large sweet green figs. Here nothing..!! The leaves develope brown spots, some with holes and eventualy curl and turn totaly brown and fall off. I have tried the local home centers and followed the advise of the locals here on spraying and fertilizing, still nothing. All help would be appreciated.

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Old 10-04-13, 02:55 PM
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No clue personally but seems to be a lot of online info. Here's my first Google hit: Home Garden Figs | CAES Publications | UGA
 
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Old 10-04-13, 03:25 PM
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Erick, what part of north west GA are you in? I am over in Young Harris, and when I planted mine, I was unsure about them, too. First year, puny. Second year, little growth. I am on the 4th year, and they are over 8 ft tall and full of figs. It may be the strain you have, but it takes time and patience. The UGA link Mitch gave you is a good one. Your soil amendments may need to be modified since that poor fig bush has NEW YORK dirt around it. Gee, what an insult Seriously, the Cooperative Extension service of your county can help as well.
 
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Old 10-04-13, 07:28 PM
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Hi Chandler, I'm in Taylorsville,30178...Perhaps at some point I can get a cutting from yours?

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Old 10-05-13, 04:01 AM
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You said it grew "green" figs, is that right? Ours has brown figs when ripe. I have a feeling the "local" information may not work on your strain of fig. Do you know the name of the strain? I don't do anything to mine as far as fertilizer, etc. They get plenty of water, which they need in order to put on shoots.
 
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Old 10-06-13, 09:05 AM
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The original cutting came from Italy. Large very tender super sweet figs.

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