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Old 07-03-2009, 11:51 PM
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In addition to my orchids and my cactus, we have a fig tree in our backyard. We planted it because we really love figs . . . and it’s a good thing that we do. For 3-4 weeks in late June-early July we pick about a gallon every other day (and the birds get an additional half gallon . . . apparently they love figs too).

The tree was about 3 feet tall when we planted it six years ago, and is now about 8 feet high and 12-15 feet wide. Overdue for some pruning. I’d say. Our yard is pretty well xeriscaped, and gets little supplemental water, but this guy is very thirsty, especially when setting and bearing fruit.

The figs are “Kadota” and are a pale yellow-green when ripe, unlike the brownish-purple figs (“Mission”) mostly seen in grocery and produce stores. Lots of fig pies and cobblers coming up, as well as eating them fresh. My wife has also discovered other ways to use them in sauces, appetizers and deserts.

The figs are large, from 3 to 3 ½ inches across, and unbelievably sweet when fully ripe.

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Old 07-04-2009, 01:53 AM
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Awesome! I haven't tried this kind - sound yummy
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:25 PM
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Wow, awesome! I hope to have a fig tree some day before I die.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:27 AM
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Wow, those are big. We've got a fig tree too, but didn't plant it so I have no clue what variety. The birds usually get more than their share, but this year we're going to try to be better at beating them to it.
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