Fig Tree Update

I have been wanting to share a little update on our fig tree but for the most part have not found a sunny day to take any pictures – I ran outside the other day when there was about three and a half minutes of sunshine and managed to get a couple of shots.

Remember this is how it looked at the end of August…

This is what it looked liked about 5 weeks ago…

And this is what is looks like now…

And the best part is…

I am trying really hard to be patient, waiting for these beautiful fruit to grow, mature and ripen – I salivate at the mere thought of being able to stand happily under the big leaves eating fig after fig, then being overcome with guilt that I am not saving an equal amount for my mom who is as enthusiastic about figs as what I am.

Speaking of the leaves, here is a link to the the recipe I posted for Fig Leaf Liqueur – it is the festive season after all and if you make this now, it will be ready for your New Years party. πŸ™‚

Note to self:Β  Leave enough figs to bake with.

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60 thoughts on “Fig Tree Update

  1. Our fig trees are looking a little the same, although I have caught the dogs eating the green figs! Can’t imagine why. I’ve been saving a couple of fantastic fig recipes that I found in the winter, so I’m dead keen for the fruit.

    • Im hoping that the birds don’t get to ours before we do. How exciting that you have more than one tree. I cannot wait to read about all of the recipes you have been saving. Have a super weekend. πŸ™‚

  2. How beautiful!!!! I want a fig tree! Growing up we had 3 orange trees, a lemon tree, an apricot tree, and an apple tree in our backyard, so I really am excited to grow some of my own stuff when I settle down. Enjoy those figs!

    • I believe a garden is incomplete without a lemon tree Joanne. We have often given lemon trees as house warming gifts too. How exciting to plan what you are going to plan once you are settled. I look forward to hearing all about it. Have a super weekend. πŸ™‚

  3. Your mention of figs trees reminds me of my Grandfather who for many years tried to grow one. Our climate was far too cold and he tried every way he could think of to help the tree(s) weather the Winter. He never did succeed but he sure did try hard.Your tree looks great, though, Mandy. It won’t be long before you’ll be enjoying its fruits.

  4. Look at that cute little tree! I love it! And I love thinking about all the wonderful recipes you’re going to come up with once the figs are ready. πŸ™‚ As for the sun…I can relate. We’re fortunate to get a few minutes of it today, but I think it will be fleeting.

  5. Ooh – not long now! We cover our tree at this point with the nets we use to collect the olives – the sun still gets in but not the birds! Am very curious about the fig leaf liqueur – pur tree still has plenty of gorgeous leaves. What does it taste like?!

    • Hmm, just yesterday afternoon, Pete went and hacked an entire branch off. Need to keep a seriously close eye on him when he is in the hacking mood – you don’t want to see the other trees either! Have a super Sunday. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Michael. Each day is a step closer to some tasty creation. We have a small home and were just discussing how it is not that conducive to entertaining as the lounge and dining room are quite small. Other than that, we love it. Have a super week. πŸ™‚

      • Thanks a lot for the quick reply! I’m about to plant one and wanted to know how much space to give it. I like where you put yours.

        • Hi David, in hindsight we did not plant it in the best spot as we have had to prune the one side quite a lot as it is so close to the house, which is a pity so if you have the option rather plant it where you can allow it to grow “naturally” and you will have a much bigger and healthier tree. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Abdul, it has just grown bigger with each year. It is much bigger now from the pictures in the post. Give it time and yours will get bigger too. Possibly trim off the bottom branches. Have a super day.

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