Friday, July 10, 2009

Who gives a fig? I do!

Yay, I found out I have a huge fig tree on my property. They should be ready by fall and there are a lot to pick. I am learning how to freeze them gently so that I can enjoy the bounty through the winter.

A fig busily ripening.

Fig leaves are huge! I never knew they were this big. "Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. " A few leaves certainly could cover the mid-section. Sadly.

The blinding summer July sun shines through the thickest of fig leaves at the top of the tree.


Christie said...

I don't think I've ever tried a fresh fig. How do you eat the little buggers?

Elizabeth Prata said...

they are so delicious! You cut it in half and can just eat, the skin is edible. Or if you don't like the skin (it has thickness and consistency of peach or kiwi) then just use a spoon to scrape out the meat. They are ripe when larger and brown as opposed to the little green ones in the photo. They bruise so easily they are rarely shipped so I'm lucky to have so many in my yard.