19 May 2008

Waiting for figs (to grow)



Figs are starting to grow on the fig tree in our backyard. They are still very small... but we are patiently waintg for them!

6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Figs? The only way we get figs here is in a bar like a candy bar called a "Fig Bar." They have a soft cookies around the fig. They are delicious. I suppose you might be able to buy them in jars or cans but I have never seen them. To see them growing on a tree would be a real treat.

Tanya said...

My grandparents had a fig tree. I was never really fond of figs but do like Fig Newtons!

Patrizia said...

for Tanya:

I looked up in Wikipedia what these FIG NEWTONS are!!! I agree: I like the biscuits more than the fruits too. Anyway I always like eating fruit directly from the tree: it tastes better!

Patrizia said...

for Abraham:

I wonder ... why don't you have fig trees?

USelaine said...

Figs are sold fresh in the supermarkets here, but only for the past ten years or so. I ate my first fresh fig forty years ago in Turkey, so I didn't know its English name. Now I love them fresh and look forward to the two harvests - June, and then September/October. The trees grow well here in parts of California, but for Abraham they would not grow in Ohio.

I also remember learning that the fig fruit we eat is really a flower!

USelaine said...

Figs are sold fresh in the supermarkets here, but only for the past ten years or so. I ate my first fresh fig forty years ago in Turkey, so I didn't know its English name. Now I love them fresh and look forward to the two harvests - June, and then September/October. The trees grow well here in parts of California, but for Abraham they would not grow in Ohio.

I also remember learning that the fig fruit we eat is really a flower!