Fig growing in the wild - pics!

greenman28 NorCal 7b/8aAugust 25, 2010

Howdy, fig growers!

I drive by this fig tree several times a week. It isn't the largest in the area;

but it always catches my eye, and I've been meaning to take some pictures for a while.

It's growing wild on the edge of a seasonal creek, but I'm not sure if it's a wild fig per se.

Currently, it is surrounded by star thistles, burrs, and poison oak, and located in the oak

woodlands of Placer and Nevada Counties in northern California.

The tree is situated on the north-east side of a small hill, so it gets morning sun and

afternoon shade (you can see the sun going down behind it). For this reason, it stays

very green throughout the season. Other figs, with different exposure, don't look nearly as lush.

Forgive the lighting and lack of trunk shots...I simply didn't dare scrambling any closer.

The variation in leaf-hues, from greens to metallic blues, is truly spectacular.

Josh

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wildforager(5b-WI)

With such long fingered leaves I wonder if its a dark fig?

    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 2:21PM
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thisisme(az9b)

From the color of the eye and the color figs at this stage I would say odds are its not a dark fig.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 6:53PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

If this is the same as other figs in the area, the fruit will be a light purple - lighter on one end.
The inner fruit will also have a light strawberry color.

Josh

    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 11:06PM
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