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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Homegrown Figs are Delicious and Easy to Grow!!!

























We recently started harvesting the ripe figs at my mom’s house. Eating homegrown fresh figs is an amazing experience and one of our main delights of summer that we eagerly look forward to during the long winter! Fresh figs are too expensive in stores and there really is no reason to buy in a store when you can easily grow them in your garden. They are certainly in my top ten fruiting plants to grow in the home garden since they are delicious to eat, easy to grow, and very prolific fruiters.

From my experience, it’s best to plant a fig tree near a west, south, or east facing wall of your house. In this way, the figs are protected from the cold winter winds that usually come from the northwest. Also, in the summer they will grow more from the intense heat reflected off the house. They love the heat as long as the ground is moist enough. Just let them grow and every year they will get bigger and bigger. You want them to get as big as possible since they will produce more fruit the larger they are and they can better withstand the cold winters.

Figs produce different colored skin on their fruit: brown, green, purple, and yellow. And the inside part is different colors too; from yellow to red. They are sweet, delicious, and slightly juicy when fully ripe. I love to eat them right off the tree. Figs are wonderful in many recipes. Our 2 year old son loves to eat them too!

Figs are very nutritious since they are good sources of Carbohydrates, Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin K, Omega 6 Fatty Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Copper, and Manganese.

Fig trees are beautiful tropical looking plants, produce delectable fruit that is very nutritious, are easy to grow in the home garden, and will add beauty to your landscape. Grow it today!

Links:
California Rare Fruit Growers - Fig: http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/fig.html

Self Nutrition Data - Figs: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1889/2

Blue Mountain Organic – Organic Raw Whole Dried Turkish Figs: http://www.greenharmonyliving.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9_134&sort=20a&page=2

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Anonymous said...

I have a beautiful productive fig tree and a small market for selling them by the pound. What's a fair price?

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