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Old 02-06-2007, 12:13 PM
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Default Sun Scald on Fig Trees

Anyone ever whitewash their fig trees?

This is the first of two trees with damage.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:16 PM
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Default Re: Sun Scald on Fig Trees

This is the other one. I'll try to paint them with dilluted latex paint today, since it's warmed back up and dry.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:19 PM
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Default Re: Sun Scald on Fig Trees

One more picture of the second tree.
After the leaves drop during cold weather the sun warms the bark during the day and then when it gets colder at night the bark splits. Supposedly whitewashing will help to prevent this damage.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:38 PM
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Default Re: Sun Scald on Fig Trees

Glenn, your fig trees look different to ours. Ours are more tree-like, a single trunk to a branchy top.
Are there several varieties, or do your grow yours like that for a reason?
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Default Re: Sun Scald on Fig Trees

There are many varieties, but I believe that most will grow as a tree. Pruning back encourages branching and more shoots to emerge resulting in a bushy shape.
The trees shown are Celeste. More varieties are listed here:
http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=12146

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http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/fig/

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http://www.nafex.org/figs.htm
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Default Re: Sun Scald on Fig Trees

Glenn just spray with white acylic paint.
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I already have some leftover white exterior latex and thought I'd dilute a bit and paint them with that. I mentioned "whitewash" I guess because that's the term I've heard all my life for this situation.
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Default Re: Sun Scald on Fig Trees

Mith, this picture of my fig tree was taken about this time last year. Neither my wife nor I eat figs, so we had no idea the branches had gotten so high that nobody could pick the figs off of them. My neighbors informed me of this and I trimmed it back this year.
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This picture is after I cut it back and the leaves had grown.
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