Anyone have any experience with them? My plant has great growth but the hundreds of figs have all fallen off when they are the size of grape or smaller. Also all the interior leaves have fallen off, but the exterior leaves look great.
I have a VdB and LSU Purple that are doing just fine.
It has been very hot in North Texas this year, but the trees are all well watered.
I griped about that for years and even posted on here crying about it. Mine dropped everything for several years. Then one year they just quit and started producing regular. Irritating to watch.
Celeste is one of the better brown figs IMO.
Is your plant in the ground or in a pot? Celeste are notorious fig droppers, particularly in containers. Of all the figs I’ve had, Celeste was the one that would drop almost all fruit year after year, but mine was in a 15-gallon pot and I sometimes had a person watering for me when I was away during the hottest days of summer and suspect they weren’t as consistent as I’d like. But the other plants held their figs.
That said, I have a friend who has a nice mature Celeste (10-12 feet tall) and they get lots of delicious figs. I’d suggest you maybe up the watering next year and see if that helps.