Figs: The Overlooked Fall Fruit

fig tree

On a dewy morning in early spring we purchased a small fig tree in a gallon pot at our farmer’s market. Planted in a mostly sunny spot, that tree is now soaring over seven feet. Every year that once-little fig tree rewards us. From early September on through into the frost it provides us with an abundance of sweet chewy figs. This beautiful tree doesn’t ask for much care, just some simple trimming in the winter to stop crossed branches and allow the sun to reach the center fruit buds.

The fresh figs from our tree are delicious,and  they can be used in a wide variety of both sweet and savory recipes. Continue reading

Figs Are Rich and Tasty Fall Fruit Experience

Tucked among the rich green leaves are tasty figs!

Tucked among the rich green leaves are tasty figs!

On a dewy morning in early spring some while back, we purchased a small fig tree in a gallon pot at our farmer’s market.

That tree is now soaring over seven feet tall and rewards us with an abundance of sweet chewy figs. The more we pick them the more the tree produces.

Figs continue ripening from early fall to a hard frost. Here in North Carolina that can be the beginning of October.  Our tree has gone through early light frost with only the outer figs being damaged, the fruit in the center toward the trunk were fine.

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