2nd year in a row, not a single ripe fig.
I said to myself this spring -- "well, it can't possibly be as COLD this summer as the summer of 2008 was here in S.E. Michigan."
And, it wasn't, it was COLDER, record cold, in fact, in July.
Just like last year, many little figs, but none ripened. Frost took the leaves last week.
What to do -- well, not a total loss. Picked them all on Sunday and candied them. They turn out delicious.
Last year, I found a Greek recipe that used vanilla, lemon, cloves, and ginger for flavoring agents. This year, I did my own -- anise extract. The result, little candied figs that taste like licorice. Really yummy.