Return to the Fig Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Going to Aruba, any fig advice?

Posted by ejp3 7NY (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 11, 10 at 23:08

Tomorrow I go to Aruba. Have never been there but it looks like one of the best places on earth to grow figs. Has anyone gone there that can steer me in the right direction as far as aquiring worthy varieties? Any local varieties that are a must taste? Thanks in advance.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Going to Aruba, any fig advice?

Enjoy your trip, I was not into figs when I visited so I'm of no help. there are some gardens you can visit. The Island is small but beautiful and if it does have figs this should be a great time to visit. The people there seemed to be very friendly also. I hope you report on your findings
A few pics for you
Light house

Natural Bridge

At Bridge quench your thirst

RE: Going to Aruba, any fig advice?

I was there a couple years ago. I have to say, I didn't see one single fig tree there. It's very dry, and nothing but cactus trees thrive there. Around the resorts you'll find many mango trees, bananas, and coconuts. I visited an Aruban friend down south near baby pool and he has a garden of all fruit trees, however I didn't see a fig. So don't keep your hopes up for local varieties there. I'm sure someone there has a fig tree, but they probably brought it from somewhere else.
Lots of tasty iguanas.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fig Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here