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Hi all, hoping you can help me figure out what's wrong with my fig tree. Anyone ever see this type of coloring on the leaves? How can I treat it? Thanks!
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Nothing appears to be wrong with that tree.  It looks beautiful. 

 
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Marco Banks wrote:Nothing appears to be wrong with that tree.  It looks beautiful. 



Thanks Marco! I was just worried it was Veinbanding associated with a type of Mosaic Virus.
 
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I concur with Marco, no evidence of anything being wrong there.
 
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Bryant RedHawk wrote:I concur with Marco, no evidence of anything being wrong there.



Thanks Bryant, so you think the discoloration on the leaves is normal?
 
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My fig tree leaves look light green then darken as they age, the veins start out yellowish and end up nearly white.

Check the underside of the leaves you are worried about (sometimes figs can be troubled by leaf miners, and other leaf tissue eaters, DE sprinkled on the underside will help a lot with that).

You can always sprinkle some Epsom salts around the drip line of the trees, they do seem to use a lot of minerals for fig production.

I use about a cup of Sea-90 around mine every couple of years to help with additional minerals. (My fig trees are only three years old and about 15 feet in diameter now)

Compost teas really help figs develop strong resistance to pests and diseases, mycorrhizae are good to add too.
 
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The top picture looks like fig leaf mosaic to me. That's what happened to my fig tree and a number of other fig trees in the neighborhood. I ended up taking it out because the figs became so bland.
 
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fig mosaic leaves

This is the Oregon State mosaic page, with photos of what the disease looks like. It also has how to treat it.

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Thanks Bryant - that does look different. But some of the other photos I've found from other universities look different from the Oregon State page. Could that be attributed to species?
 
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I would think so, there are several subspecies of the disease and every type of leaf could be expected to react differently as well.

If you can catch the disease in the early development stage, simple prune and haul away or haul away and burn can do wonders for limiting the spread.
 
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