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Strange marks on figs

Hello all,
Anybody know what these marks might be? I've noticed quite a few of the figs (unripened at the moment) on one of my fig trees have lots of black/brown marks on them.  I've googled and can't see anything other than fig rust which doesn't really look the same. Any fig experts out there? 
Thanks in advance.


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  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,580
    I'm not a fig expert, sorry, but l'm wondering if they've been nibbled by something at some stage ?
  • AnniD said:
    I'm not a fig expert, sorry, but l'm wondering if they've been nibbled by something at some stage ?
    Hmmm that is possible. Wee have squirrels in the garden. Strange it's only on one of the three trees that are very close to one another! Thanks! 
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,105
    Can you cut one open and see what it’s like on the inside? Sometimes they can rot from the inside if a fig wasp dies inside when doing it’s pollinating job. Does look like some sort of external damage or a canker/fungus of some sort though. Sorry, that kind of covers a lot of bases and is really not very helpful!!
  • Nollie said:
    Can you cut one open and see what it’s like on the inside? Sometimes they can rot from the inside if a fig wasp dies inside when doing it’s pollinating job. Does look like some sort of external damage or a canker/fungus of some sort though. Sorry, that kind of covers a lot of bases and is really not very helpful!!
    Thank you! I'll cut one open and post a photo on here. Very strange as we didn't have this last year! 
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