I planted this Celeste tree tree on April 2, 2011, and did not expect to get any figs this year. I was hopeful for maybe a couple next year. So you can imagine my excitement at getting figs this first year. But I babied this tree through this long, hot summer. Like my lemon tree, I kept a constant, steady drip of water on it all summer long and it grew like crazy. This is what it looked like in April
and this is what it looks like now!
So far I've picked about 10 small figs off this tree. Now I know I will likely lose the foliage and any unripened figs at the first frost of the season. But I really believe that the tree is well established with a good strong root system and that if I protect it well this winter, it will come back next year. And like all gardeners, I am forever hopeful :)