November 15th, 2018

farmer

Fig Abortion

We finally had a hard freeze a couple of days ago. It was the cue to all of the trees to instantly drop all of their leaves at the same time. This was true for my fig tree. I thought I had about 2 dozen figs still on the branches that hadn't ripened, but I did a count and it was nearly twice as many. So the tree did produce a ton in its first year, but something didn't trigger the ripening mechanism. I did get several figs that did ripen, and they were delicious! I'm hoping it is a "new tree thing" and that next year the fruits will have a chance to fully ripen. Oh, I did try to ripen some of them off the tree, but that didn't work.