We mentioned in this post how we transplanted several fig trees from my grandma's yard this spring. Looking back on a photo of the tree below when we first got it in the ground, I am amazed at the growth we've seen so far in just the past few months!
I was really hoping we'd get a few figs this first year, but I wasn't expecting a huge harvest. When we saw several tiny little figs appear on the branches earlier this summer, we were overjoyed! We watched them grow each day until finally, they were ready to harvest.
I'm not sure what type of figs these are (Grandma doesn't know either) but they are delicious! I eat every part of the fig, skin and all. I knew these were ready to pick because the fruit was tender to the touch and the figs came off the branch with just the slightest twist.
There really are few things better than pulling a warm, ripe fig off your tree and taking that first bite. These figs were sweet, but not too sweet just yet (I suspect they will get even better as the tree matures).
Grandma's fig tree has turned into more of a giant bush actually, but we plan on pruning ours each year to train them to grow as trees. I can't wait to see our trees grow in the years to come and hopefully produce lots of delicious figs for us!
PS - By the time you read this, I will be out of town through the rest of the week. I have my post scheduled for Friday, so don't forget to check back in for your weekly dose of feathered friends! I can't wait to catch up with you when I am back in town next Monday.
I also wanted to let you know that I am participating in a new series with five other bloggers called Homemade Living. Each Wednesday three of us will write a post for the series, then the following Wednesday the other three bloggers will publish their posts. My first post in the series will be next Wednesday, July 31, but in the meantime please check out the other bloggers participating (Meg, Staci, and Amber are posting this week) to see how they have integrated homemade items into their lives!
Meg @ Little Homestead
Staci @ Life At Cobble Hill Farm
Amber @ Making a Home
Daisy @ Maple Hill 101
Mary @ Homegrown on the Hill
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