Today I am in a great deal of pain because the doctors have taken me off of all my herbal medicines and home remedies, including CBD oil. They are afraid of interactions with anesthesia on Thursday for surgery.
nevertheless, today is one of my very favorite days of the year. The first day of FIG harvest!!! The big variety is exceptionally big this year.
That is a lid from a canning jar… And the trees are loaded. Figs grow very well here, but there tend to be cycles every 2 or 3 years. They freeze back to the ground every so often and have to start over. But the pH is perfect. I love figs. They are one of the only fruits that diabetics can eat without trouble as I understand it, but don’t quote me on that.
We have three varieties. This One I bought from somewhere in the middle east…Turkey I think, or maybe it was Greece, back in 2001 when we first moved to our property after 9/11. The original tree is barely alive, but we have made hundreds of new starts from it. It makes the big ones…and early.
then there are two smaller varieties, one smaller than the other. Their seasons overlap more, but still some staggered ripening times, so we should have figs from now until frost, +/- mid-November maybe…
It is unusual for all 3 varieties to do very well in the same year, but this year they are all loaded. If we get just a little more rain we will be over loaded with figs. And they bring good money too. Come visit next month for a taste.