Our first homegrown fig

Sep 15, 2022

We have big fig news today on the blog: our potted tree just produced its first ripe fig! Here it is, freshly fallen from the tree:

My hand holding a ripe fig.

And here it is, cut in half before consumption:

The same fig, cut in half.

Late this spring, after making a lot of branch growth, our tree put out three little green flowers. For a few months these made no progress, until a couple weeks ago, when one of the proto-figs begin to grow and soften. Finally, last week it fell off! It hadn’t grown fully purple yet, but it was very soft, and it was also very tasty. Perhaps two more are on the way! Stay tuned…