Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It's fig season!

The figs are falling off the trees here at Econopocalype Ranch.

My trees are now about 4 years old and one of them has really come into its own. We've been eating figs daily.

I thought my tree was a Brown Turkey but judging by the fruit I now think it's a Celeste. They look too golden in color to be Brown Turkeys.

I started this particular tree from a cutting and over the last few years it's grown from a foot tall to ten feet tall. I'd say we'll get at least a gallon of figs total off the tree this summer. As it gets bigger the harvests will as well - this is the first year it's given us more than a handful. The children are loving them and I love letting them have a couple every day.

If you don't have a fig tree, what are you waiting for? This is a delicious and exotic fruit. Pick one up and start growing your own. They taste like honey with a floral bouquet fresh from the tree - and dried they're even richer.

The trick is to pick them as soon as they droop. This means checking the tree every day. Wait and the bugs will get them. Too early and they taste like latex. But when they're soft, ripe and drooping... they're heavenly.

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At July 15, 2015 at 8:02 PM , Blogger Phacelia said...

I don't believe I have ever tasted a fresh fig. I think you have convinced me to plant a tree or two at our new farm once we move. :)

At July 16, 2015 at 8:03 AM , Blogger Derek the Grower said...

Figs are awesome! Can't wait for my little tree to produce... you lucky guy you...

At July 18, 2015 at 2:23 PM , Blogger Dean said...

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At July 18, 2015 at 2:25 PM , Blogger Dean said...

I just had fresh figs cut in half, baked at 350 for 13 minutes, and topped with a little balsamic vinegar and allspice. They were outstanding. I love the blog, thanks for posting.


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