Damaged Fig in Delaware

Asked May 25, 2018, 4:07 PM EDT

Hi. I called the University of Delaware Extension and asked them about my damaged fig trees. We had a very mild winter this year, but in March and April the weather turned brutal and my 2 fig trees were damaged. One is sprouting new shoots from the bottom and the other is sprouting here and there, mostly on the bottom, but not exclusively. The woman from the U of D said that your extension program had the most helpful information she could find and that you recommended leaving the fig trees alone until late August and even then, only removing the dead branches. I would like to read your information myself, but I can't find it. Could you possibly send me the link? Thanks so much!

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2 Responses

Thank you for contacting eXtension. I am afraid your question got bumped from place to place and wound up here in Maryland--were you trying to reach Oregon State Extension Service? Their fig growing publication is very helpful:


but it does not have the specific recommendations you mention. You may want to contact the author for clarification (https://go.umd.edu/3Du).

Just in case you'd like some more fig advice, we have a couple of pages that you might be able to use:



Thank you so much for your help. It's much appreciated!