Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Big Fig Jig

Figs are beginning to ripen. Abundant rain has made them juicy.

We ate the first ripe figs today.




We've been eating figs from this tree for more than fifty years. I think they are called Brown Turkey figs. Years ago we canned Fig Preserves with lots of sugar. Now I just cook them with a scant amount of sugar to form light syrup and put them in the freezer to thaw and eat as as breakfast fruit.

10 comments:

  1. That is a big fig tree! We have the same one but it is just 4 years old. We picked our first handful of figs this week. Love them!

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  2. We ate our first figs on Sunday! I love knowing that things are happening all over the world at the same time. do you ever make jam with your figs?

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  3. Great specimen! I planted one on my mother's property a few years ago and it is doing nicely.

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  4. Our neighbor has a beautiful, large fig tree. I keep eyeing those ripening figs! I might have to work a trade of some sort. My father-in-law always makes pickled figs. Such a treat to get a jar of those every summer!

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  5. look at all those yummy figs..
    I love them fresh.. enjoy, Cherry

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  6. weather.com reads that we have received 9 inches...what about you?

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  7. We've had well over ten inches. One day we had 2 inches in less than 30 minutes. We're having sunshine today.

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  8. The figs sound yummy. It is amazing that you have been eating figs from that tree for fifty years!

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  9. Your fig trees are beautiful! I have only one and it is in a pot but I so hope one day it will become two and three and get that big!

    Been seeing lots of butterflies here:)

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