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  • Yeay figs!

    After some watering issues which turned out to be rootbound issues which caused me to lose a few precious fruit, my figs are finally coming out of dormancy. This is only my 2nd season of harvest.

    im so exited its not the same time as last year (end of aug) since that harvest time now has some emotional associations for me.

    Some are starting out on the small side but the first few did that last year also
    Since I have 8 new trees this year, hopefully in a couple more years ill have a large enough harvest for making pies or canning jams.

    Hope everyone else is getting some ripening fruit now also. Show me some pix if you have them!
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  • #2
    On your way to some tasty num nums.....pics of the inside would be nice when ready.
    Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

    Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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    • CaliGirlInKY
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      i defnitey will get one once theyre ready. the last week always takes forever.

    • Ktrain
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      Isn't that the truth....lol

  • #3
    Pretty looking figs, enjoy.
    Tony; Pickens county, SC zone 7b

    Care for the Earth...there's no place like home

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    • #4
      Ktrain Heres the first 4 figs... chicago hardy, 16g-19g weight (the cut one was the smallest of the 4). soooo pretty deep burgandy/almost black, they are so sweet. berry and honey flavors. i cant wait for more now.

      any ideas on how to hold on to the ripened figs til more are ready? these 4 fell off in my hand (one fell to the ground when i bumped the limb.
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      • Ktrain
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        Just awesome looking, I would say the only way to keep them is putting them in the fridge, but even that will only give you a few days at best.

        Hope you see plenty more and thank you for the update.

      • Ktrain
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        Or you can freeze them.....but who wants to do that when they look so good and you only get to eat fresh figs for a small window every year. lol

    • #5
      i just cant see freezing since it breaks down the fruit tissue. ill put them in the fridge and hope the remaining dozen that are out of hybernation will ripen quickly. thanks!

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      • Ktrain
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        I agree!

        Though I like them way more when they are at room temp. but you can only eat so many at one time. lol

        Keep an eye on them after day 2.....you may have to gobble them up!

    • #6
      I kept as many ripened fruit for as long as I could in a baggie in the fridge for about 2 weeks (i had to eat a few along the way to keep them from rotting/firmenting). I ended up with about a lb of figs before I cut them in quarters, added 1/2 c of sugar, and juice from 1/3 of a lemon. I was able to leave them in the fridge for another week while a few more finished ripening.

      Last night I made fig jam. Its soooo yummy. Only have about a cup+ worth. Im going to jar half of it so it doesnt go bad before I can eat it. I cant wait til my new fig trees put out this amount of fruit so I can have a bunch more to preserve or use fresh in a tart/pie.
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      • Ktrain
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        That's awesome! and looks fantastic!

        Sheesh you're making me hungry now. LOL

    • #7
      They seem to keep the longest in the fridge if you wash then dry them, lay some paper towels in the bottom of the bowl they're in. Change the paper towels when damp. You want them dry. Having moisture between them and the bowl seems to cause fermentation fast so you don't want them sitting in a puddle of their own juices for any length of time.
      7B Southern NJ

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      • #8
        Ktrain
        BEST snack food EVER!!!
        Good quality brie and homemade homegrown fig jam on delicate water crackers!!
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        • Ktrain
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          Ok I will pm you my address....lol

          That looks awesome, nice comfort food 😌

      • #9
        Ktrain
        im NOT cheese person at all but my hubby taught me some snooty cheese can be incredibly yummy on delicate crackers or bread with the right topping. fresh fig spread is always the perfect topping.

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        • Ktrain
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          Have to agree with you there....I'm about to order some fig jam since it doesn't last long in my house. Lol
          And yeah...nice thin crackers.

          Making me hungry 😋

      • #10
        I always enjoy some figs with cheese.
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        • CaliGirlInKY
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          Beautifully yummy pic!

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        Yes! Here was my treat yesterday….balsamic fig spread (from The Fig Hunter👌🏼) on Brie/croissant. Other half got muscadine jam.

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        CJ in Memphis 7b/8a….tight eyes, nonsplitters...Pons figs, French figs, Mario figs & tasty Cali seedlings!

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        • CaliGirlInKY
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          WOW.... looks great!
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