September 22 - Yummy (#PhotoBlog365)

by Björn Roose September. 22, 2019 305 views

I've always thought about figs as disgustingly sweet fruit. And it is, if it has been dried. Since I grow them in my own garden however, I've found out that if they are fresh, they are pretty yummy...

PS: I see Camellia had the same idea about yummy, except that the figs she shot were not that yummy. Maybe you should grow your own too, Camellia ? :-)

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Ros Mercury 1 month, 2 weeks ago

My fig trees are a source of food for the squirrels and birds, on an excellent was fall maybe I would get about a pound of figs.  But when the season is finished mid to end of october, I had to dig a huge hole the length of the tree and then tie it up and bend it in the hole without breaking the roots, come spring had to dig again the hole and put the trees out again (average height of the tree about 12 feet high) this year I will let them freeze in winter, too much work and I'm getting too old for this type of exercise. But they sure beat the figs that are imported and tasteless.

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Ros Mercury Replied to Ros Mercury 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I'm from Montreal, Canada where winter is harsh.

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Björn Roose Replied to Ros Mercury 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Yeah, an on average mild climate like the one in Flanders surely makes keeping a fig tree alive easier smile

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Russell Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

We had a fig tree outside of our house in Florida that was a constant source of snack food during the summer. That and Fig Jam which I loved to eat but hated to make.

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Björn Roose Replied to Russell Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The eating is generally easier than the making smile

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I don't think the weather here is conducive to growing figs. I do agree with you that dried figs are way too sweet. And the fig "jelly" that is many times presented on a charcuterie is also, in my opinion, too sweet. Maybe they add the extra sugar because, just like the figs I bought, most are picked too soon and not sweet. You are lucky to have a fig tree smile

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Well, before we got blessed with a little global warming our summers were not warm enough for growing figs either joy

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Sherry Hill 1 month, 3 weeks ago

now i'm totally curious about eating a fresh fig.. only had dried in cereals/cookies..

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Björn Roose Replied to Sherry Hill 1 month, 3 weeks ago

You definitely should try it smile

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