Ripe Fig in early April

budbackeast(FLORIDA)April 10, 2012

Ripe fig in early April!

Not as sweet as later ones, but kinda cool getting a black fig in early April.

Anybody else getting them this early?

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houstontexas123(z9a)

nice, whats the size of that one?

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 10:29PM
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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

What kind of fig is that?

noss

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 12:50AM
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frozenjoe(9 Arizona)

Is that a main crop fig from last year that survived through the winter? Some of my trees get those and they ripen very early. What zone are you? Is the fig in a container or in the ground?

Joe

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 10:27AM
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budbackeast(FLORIDA)

This is an almost ripe black fig tree, originally a cutting from a tree in Greece. Variety unknown. This is one of my seven trees. This tree was dug up and thrown away last AUGUST and sat out in the sun, roots exposed, for three days. I planted it in my yard and watered it one time and then just ignored it. In December, it showed a new leaf at the very top. It survived all that.

This is an early April photo, with one almost ripe fig and a second fig shown just to the right of it, still green. These are new figs. Look closely and you will also see the tiny, shriveled up fig of last year still clinging somehow.

Curious that a tree so abused is the first to bear edible fruit in the spring. I now have a second tree with four figs in a cluster which should ripen in about two more weeks. Not sure which varieties they are, nor even which color the next figs will be. But I've eaten the pictured early fig (April 13th, my fiftieth birthday) and it was - good enough!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 9:39PM
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