August 15th, 2018

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Fig-get About It!

August 14, 2018...the date my tree produced its first fig! And it was mighty tasty! Like I posted about a few days ago, I had no idea about the life-cycle of a fig. It was Kitty who looked up the natural history of the plant to let me know that the fruit wasn't really a fruit but actually a flower. This would explain why it went from green to purple in a matter of days. I'm so used to true fruits where you have to leave it on the tree for weeks or months to ripen. I gave the purple "flower" a gentle squeeze, and it seemed to be nice and soft. So I picked it, cut it in half, and we both enjoyed the first tastes of our my labors. Mmmmmm. It was a more subtle flavor than I was expecting since I was expecting something similar to a Fig Newton. But it was lovely. And there are a bunch more to come!