May 18, If you suspect that lack of pollination is causing fig fruit falling off in an outdoor tree, pesticides may be the culprit.
Since many pesticides kill all insects, beneficial or not, make sure not to use pesticides so that you do not inadvertently kill the pollinating insects for the fig tree. Disease Causes Dropping FigsEstimated Reading Time: 3 mins.
Poor cultural conditions, pests and diseases, can cause a fig tree to drop unripened fruits from the tree. Unripe figs are inedible and will not ripen off the tree. This is the third year I've had my tree. I got it as a house warming gift and think it's a Brown Turkey.
This is the first year that I didnt have any winter dieoff so I expected to have a good crop. The foliage is very green and healthy but the figs are on the small side, turning yellow and falling off.
I have only gotten about ripe figs. Feb 22, If a fig tree continues to get too little water, it will abort its fruit, which means your fig fruit will fall off the tree while it is still green. Another possible reason why your figs are not getting ripe is a lack of nutrients.