Monday, June 28, 2010

Big, fat figs

I always have an early crop of really big figs, followed by a later crop of slightly smaller figs. My fig is called "Davis Island," a very local plant. Who knows what the original plant may have been? I am now getting the first, beautiful fruit for this year. These are very mild figs, made slightly more so by the fact that I pick them early, before the birds get them. They are sweet and wonderful, and so beautiful I had to include a photo here. This is a great location for this fruit! Recommended varieties are Celeste and Brown Turkey, or a cutting from any successful fig in your neighborhood.