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Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by stony, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. stony

    stony Gardener

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    does anyone have any ideas on what to do with a glut of green figs?

    Thanks

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Usually I throw them on the compost heap.;)
     
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    @stony Figs can be a bit weird here but Fig trees produce two crops every year in hot countries, but only one of them may be edible. The first crop, called the breba crop, occurs relatively early in the year on the previous year's growth. These fruits are frequently small, acidic and inferior in texture, but may be useful for preservation. The second crop occurs later in the year on the current year's growth and these figs should be edible, but I usually find they don’t ripen, but if the winters mild they do over winter and sometimes ripen.. My tree is small and only about 12 yrs old but my friend does pick ripe figs on her tree at the end of the summer and they are very nice but her tree is 40 odd at least years old and very big compared with mine.. so I leave mine on the tree and let them fall naturally as ever hopefulthey will ripen.. ;):thud::heehee:
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      My brown turkey fig only ripens the very tiny figs that have overwintered, these figs look almost like tiny buds through the winter, they then grow and ripen from late July onwards.

      My tree is packed with green figs at this moment in time, these figs are an inch or so long, they will drop off during the winter, a few will remain but I've never known them go on to ripen the following season.
      As far as I know these green ones at this time of the year are inedible, and it is often suggested they should be removed.
       
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      After searching the internet and also taking some time to remove the sticky sap from my fingers, I decided to bin them.

      Thanks anyway

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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        Some pictures I took of mine,
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        Hard as bullets.:biggrin:
         
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