We have ten fig trees but only one produces lots of figs. LOTS of figs! For almost a month, I was getting 1 – 2 gallons of figs per day from that one tree. Our freezers are full of figs! I would wash them, put them in a freezer bag and stick them in the freezer. The plan was to make jelly and jam with them when it gets cooler but lately I’ve been throwing a handful of frozen figs in a frozen smoothie and that adds so much flavor and thickens the smoothie.
But, the first weekend in August we had friends here and we picked figs for them to take home and after that, the figs just stopped getting ripe. Every now and then there would be one ripe fig and the birds or ants would get it before I did. I had thought we would have figs until our first frost but I was beginning to think we weren’t going to get any more figs.
Til last week . . I looked at the fig tree and it was covered with ripe figs! Yay! We’re not getting a gallon per day but we’re getting a good sized bowl full and that makes me happy. The earlier figs were way smaller . . these are huge!
And so sweet . . and so good! I’m so happy to be getting fresh figs again. Some of our smaller trees have figs on the but I’m thinking they’re going to not be ripe before we get a frost. Maybe next year we’ll have more than one tree producing lots of figs.