Fig Fruit

we have a mature Fig tree on the south facing wall of our house.
we left some of the fruit on the branches last year but they now look black and mouldy and shrivelled.
is this a disease?  
Is there something we can do to prevent this?

Thank you,


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  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 7,140
    If the fruits were ripe last year there was little point in leaving them on the tree. As you have found, they will just shrivel or rot.

  • Thank you. The fruit weren’t ripe, sadly...
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,844
    edited 21 March
    Those sound like they were the 2nd crop of last year but those never ripen in the UK so are best removed before winter.  The baby figs which will actually ripen in the first crop of this year will be tiny or not visible at that time so it's easy to distinguish them.
    RHS advice is here:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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