Figs !
User Name

Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Figs !
Many perks!



Fauna Top Sites
Old 07-03-2009, 11:51 PM
EdinAZ EdinAZ is offline
Senior Member

Join Date: Sep 2007
Zone: 9a
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 272
Default Figs !

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.

Attached Thumbnails
Figs !-fig-tree-jpg   Figs !-figs-jpg  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 01:53 AM
WhiteRabbit WhiteRabbit is offline
Senior Member

Join Date: May 2008
Zone: 9a
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 26,634

Awesome! I haven't tried this kind - sound yummy
Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 11:25 PM
Tindomul's Avatar
Tindomul Tindomul is offline

Join Date: May 2005
Zone: 7b
Location: Queens, NY, & Madison County NC, US
Age: 44
Posts: 19,374

Wow, awesome! I hope to have a fig tree some day before I die.
"We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?"

Goblin Market
by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 10:27 AM
Royal Royal is offline
Senior Member

Join Date: Jan 2008
Zone: 8a
Location: Piney Woods of East Texas
Age: 46
Posts: 3,253

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.
Reply With Quote


feet, figs, gallon, love, ripe

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:52 AM.

© 2007
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.