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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