Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fig Tree

I simply can't believe this...I have figs on my tree!  No kidding.  The day after we got back from our trip to Paris & The Netherlands, I was walking around the property inspecting everything and as I was closely inspecting my fig tree, I saw it had little (and I do mean little) ripe figs!  I counted three that were ready to pick and a couple more that would be ripe in a few days.  Needless to say, I was surprised but thrilled!  And they were so tasty too :)

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 :)


  1. If you let your fig tree grow unrestrained, it will get very big. I expect you have plenty of space, so this may not be a problem for you!
    Now, get the honey and feta cheese out...

  2. Yum! ... honey, feta, and figs! A little wine and some crackers and we'll be all set. Congrats on your Fig harvest! They are pretty trees, too. Enjoy!

  3. I never ate figs, but the above combination sounds yummy. It would be nice to grow them just for the novelty. I have a friend that grows them.