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willpollinateforfood

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Help Please, Does My New Fig Have Mosaic Fig Virus?
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:21:58 PM »
Hi everyone,
I received this fig as a cutting from a friend who works in a greenhouse. Hoping this leaf pattern is not a sign of mosaic fig virus. I have moved my fig away from my other plants by over 10 ft. for now, farther away places are too sunny. From what I have read, if it is mosaic virus, I will need to destroy this plant and not compost it or its soil. Thank you in advance!




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Re: Help Please, Does My New Fig Have Mosaic Fig Virus?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 01:50:35 PM »
Hi everyone,
I received this fig as a cutting from a friend who works in a greenhouse. Hoping this leaf pattern is not a sign of mosaic fig virus. I have moved my fig away from my other plants by over 10 ft. for now, farther away places are too sunny. From what I have read, if it is mosaic virus, I will need to destroy this plant and not compost it or its soil. Thank you in advance!



It looks like a FMV (Fig Mosaic Virus) to me. But Tree will shake off FMV if you fertilize enough(organic) and water well. Some of my fig trees have FMV but all got over and grew well with good fertilizer and water. All of FMV infected trees put new branches and about 4 out of 5 is healthy and 1 still shows FMV sign. In my opinion, You don't have to burn the tree.

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Re: Help Please, Does My New Fig Have Mosaic Fig Virus?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 05:13:24 PM »
I agree with Fig-Doctor. Most fig trees will outgrow FMV.  It is hard to get a fig tree that does not have FMV.
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