April 21, 2022: Answer 11

Dear Neil: I have a small fig tree that was planted several years ago. It puts on lots of small fruit in the spring, but they all fall off as the weather warms. I have no fruit by early summer. Any idea of what the problem might be? J.J., Corsicana.

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It sounds like it might have been associated with the onset of hot weather and drying conditions. Figs need to be mulched and kept moist at all times. A young fig tree (or one that’s recovering from cold damage) also shouldn’t be expected to bear many fruit. Sit tight. Other years should be better as the plant matures.

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