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Help my fig tree!

Posted by colonel_kernel none (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 20:08

My fig leaves are looking quite sad. Well, some are healthy and some are spotted. I noticed some mosaic leaves this year, but read that it's not much to really worry with and most trees get over it naturally.

So, we've had quite a lot of rain and now my leaves look like this. Is this a fungal growth or rust? I'm in zone 9a Texas gulf coast do there's a plethora of bugs here too.


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RE: Help my fig tree!

Here's a more broad shot


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RE: Help my fig tree!

That's rust. You need to strip ALL of the infected leaves
and dispose of them. Keep the tree well watered and it should rejuvenate itself.


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Thanks. Can this affect my plum, satsuma or blackberries?


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Also, should I follow up in fall with copper spray? Not sure if it'll help.


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I've never seen rust on figs, but that doesn't look right to me. Nor does it match the descriptions I find online.

Any chance of another image, this one showing the back of the leaf?

Info about fig rust is at the link from UFL --

Here is a link that might be useful: fig rust from UFL


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No, it won't hurt the other trees, and yes, it's rust.


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Yeah, it's rust. I read up more on the subject. Thanks for the help! Here's a pic of the underside of one of my leaves. No spots on the top of this one yet.


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