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I always had the idea that the leaves used were vine leaves, probably some distortion due to my French heritage;))
Anyway I really enjoyed your article, I used to travel in Greece and Turkey in august-september and almost dies from fresh figs overdose...
If you want to get the real taste do not go for dried figs, they are good for sure (notably the Turkish ones) but fresh figs are just something else. And of course top of the top is fresh from the tree, they are quite fragile and cannot travel once fully ripe...
jjacques, I had to chuckle with "figs overdose" - as we all can imagine what you mean by that!
Bev, I wouldn't just bite into a dried fig, as is, straight out of the package. Sometimes they get too dried out. I agree with jjacques, that they won't impress you at all. They need to be cooked in something or hydrated in a small stew pot to do them any justice. They are really good and good for you too.
Happy & Healthy Gardening,
oops...had to edit a glaring typo
Blue jays like figs, too! And the silver fluttering foil I hung they seem to think is an advertising streamer. Ah, well, I get a few from the lower branches. But I do wish they would learn which ones are ripe.
Dried imported figs were a traditional Christmas treat served along with dates and nuts.
Delicious! Now I can grow them in my yard,love them fresh picked but I still enjoy died
variety when I can find them...
Mimulus1, I guess the silver foil was up to deter the birds. We have a lot of birds, including plenty of blue jays. I'm sure they will love our new fig tree then; that is, if it ever grows up to yield some figs. We had a snow storm last night; our little fig is quite dormant at the present time... patiently counting down for spring.
cubana3, thank you for sharing your comments. I can't wait until we can enjoy fresh picked figs too. Until then, dried it is ^_^