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Fig Diseases & Disorders

Fig in California > Deficiencies & Pests > Diseases & Disorders

The most common diseases of figs grown in California include:

  • Surface mold or Alternaria rot (Alternaria alternata)
  • Fig endosepsis, brown rot, internal rot, eye-end rot, pink rot or soft rot (Fusarium moniliforme, F. solani, or F. dimerum)
  • Fig mosaic virus (not yet characterized)
  • Apergillus rot (Aspergillus flavus or A. parasiticus)
  • Limb blight or dieback (Botrytis cinerea)
  • Smut (Aspergillus niger, A. japonicas, or A. carbonarius)
  • Sour rot (caused by several yeast species)

For detailed information: UC Statewide IPM Program: How to Manage Pests: Fig

Photo Gallery

These photos of some of the major diseases and disorders are viewed courtesy of University of California research and extension personnel and programs, including the UC Statewide IPM Program. Photo information, including the photographer, is displayed when the larger image is viewed.

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Souring Fig Fruit may be due to summer rains. photo by RL Coviello © UC Regents
Souring Fig Fruit may be due to summer rains. photo by RL Coviello © UC Regents
Uneven Ripening of Fig Fruit. photo by RL Coviello © UC Regents
Uneven Ripening of Fig Fruit. photo by RL Coviello © UC Regents
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