Fig Trees Are Loaded With Fruit But Fruit Will Not Ripen

Question From: Louin, Mississippi, United States
Q: we have beautiful fig trees. for several years we had a lot of figs each year. the last 4 years the trees are loaded but the fruit will not get ripe. maybe a hand full will get ripe. they stay small and green. we have put salt out around them. my husband says he is going to cut them down. help!

A: Karen, I happened to find an article about fig trees in the New York Times. Google NYT and figs and I'm sure it will come up. This fig forum website was listed in the article as a good place to get information. Give it a go. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.