Monday, October 22, 2012
Today I had what may have been my last fig of the season. There are two small fig trees on my deck. One is a start from my grandpa's tree, and still only a few feet tall. I purchased the larger tree at my local garden store several years ago.
If you haven't tasted the difference between a store bought fig and a fresh one picked from the tree, trust me when I say there is no comparison. None. My own crop is very small. One or two figs here, three or four there. More often than I would like, there is nothing ripe and ready to eat. Sometimes I will purchase a basket of figs from the supermarket, but each time I end up disappointed. Fresh figs are the only way to go!