Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fig fruit

Seems like just a few weeks ago these trees got fig leaves to cover their winter nakedness.
This particular one already has little figs growing.


Kris McCracken said...

I love figs. Are these your trees? What would you normally do with your figs when they are ready?

Naomi said...

Did you know figs cost about $2 *each* here in Sydney supermarkets? I never bought one but I'm sure they are not nearly as tasty as the Israeli ones.

Chrisss said...

This is the first time I've ever seen a fig tree. There are so many references to fig tree/leaves in the bible and I appreciate you sharing this image.

Anonymous said...

Great fig tree photo.
I posted one also a few days ago on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Figs. I like figs but don't ever see them here in Ohio in the supermarkets.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

reader Wil said...

Thanks for your visit and comment! You have a very interesting blog. I like figs and dates even more. We can buy them easily in our supermarkets here in the Netherlands.

Dan said...

I am in the same boat as chrisss so thanks tons for sharing this. How long does it take for these to ripen?

babooshka said...

Nice to figs growing naturally. I only ever see them to buy.

Dina said...

KRIS--No, but there is a big fig tree in "my" yard. I am less than 2 years in this region of Israel where figs grow, so so far I have not done anything with them. People do make jam from them. After picking, they cannot be stored for many days.

NAOMI--A$2?? Oi! Wish I could mail you a box of figs but that would start the alarm bells ringing at Australia customs.

Chrisss--Yes. And I esp. love singing the part of our liturgy about
"And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon." I Kings 4:25

Quintarantino--Thanks for alerting me to your thorough research on the fig. Everyone here should see your post at

Abe--Do your supermarkets at least have Fig Newtons?

Reader Wil--Hi! I somehow imagine you can get just about any food in The Netherlands.

Dan--Uhhh, dunno. I will pay attention this year and let you know.

Babooshka--Yes, and mostly our fig trees are wild, just growing out in the open.

All--You are all welcome to come pick free figs growing in the wild.
It is quite sad that many of the local moshavniks/villagers let much of the various kinds of fruit, even that growing in their own yard, rot on the tree, or under the tree. I think the birds, bats, and insects eat more of the figs here than people do.

Linda In NC said...

I live in North Carolina, USA and I love seeing your trees with figs on them all ready. I am trying to root some cutting for the first time ever and I think I have lost 3 of them,but I have 28 more cuttings to go!!

Dina said...

Linda--Wow, you're really serious, 28 cuttings! I didn't know you could start them like that. Just remember, the fig can grow to be a very wide tree. Hope you have room. Good luck!