September 21 2016

Fig Tree

20160831_123751At the beginning of the year, I was determined to find a fig tree. Ideally, a Chicago Hardy fig tree – not because I was at all convinced that the Chicago Hardy figs could actually survive a bad Illinois winter (and let’s face it, those are every few years) – but because I figured it would be more tolerant of being left outside on chilly nights during the spring and fall. I absolutely intend to bring it inside in the winter.

I was lucky enough to find a healthy looking sapling at Lowes, and lucky me, it put on figs! I’m sure it would be better for the tree not to spend its energy on producing fruit right now, but I had to find out what they would be like. So I left them on the tree.

The tree bore five fruits. The first one was a little bland, but the others are nice and sweet. I’m so looking forward to when this tree is more mature and I get a real harvest off of it.

The ripe fig. Mmmm, yummy.
The ripe fig. Mmmm, yummy.
The fig on the tree. Its almost ready!
Its almost ready!

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Posted September 21, 2016 by Mimi in category "Plants

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