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Figs are coming in

Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:19 am

The fig tree are heavy with figs and ready for the picking :D
picked a basket full yesterday and made fig preserves :D umm,umm
They ready turn out good.

Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:51 am

ill be picking hopefully in the next few days here! Cant wait 8) Made strawberry-fig preserves last year. they got ate up quick :D

Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:05 pm

Spiveyman, put 'em under lock and key and let someone else have the key, they'll last longer that way :wink: :D .

Hey, you're closing in on the big 501,(459) I'm watching you :!: . Pete

Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:21 pm

Must be nice,I'm to far north.!!!Sendem e mail!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Kevin

Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:22 pm

If we end up gettin a big enough crop Kevin I'd be happy to send ya some! I havent been to the farmstead to check em out :cry: . You're right Pete! They definately wouldnt get ate up as quick but then it definately wouldnt be worth it to wake up in time for breakfast LOL :shock:

Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:47 pm

Andew,
I think I'll charge you admission to Stonethrow Cubfest .......one jar of fig preserves :D Oh man do I love them things with a pan of hot buttered biscuits :D :D :D

Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:33 pm

I didn't know figs were grown outside of California... and even then I thought that was a secondary crop.. Most figs I thought came from the middle east..

See, learn something new everyday. I loves fresh fig newtons.. and almost anything else with a fig in em.. they are really nice. too bad Em is allergic to strawberries.. strawberry/fig preserve sounds scrumptious... :!: :shock: 8) :lol:

Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:30 pm

Rudi - this recipe doesnt include strawberries. I thought the figs would be farther along than they are, but when i got to the farm yesterday they were not quite ripe. THis recipe is figs , sugar (preferably Dixie Crystal), and strawberry jello powder. If I can get a hold of some, ill have to send some your way! unless there would be traces of strawberry in the powder?

Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:42 am

For those coming into fig heaven over the next few weeks- try a fig cut in half with a little smear of blue cheese or gorgonzola on the cut side. I went to a cocktail event serving these last week and they were a smash with everyone- just the right mix of sweet and savory!

Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:33 pm

Rudi,

Way down here in south Louisiana, almost every yard had a fig tree when I was sprouting up. Not used in the landscape of new subdivisions nowadays, though. Most people don't garden today like they did in my younger days.

Spiveyman,

My mom did just that when we had bucket loads of figs - made different flavors by using jello powder. Made the best kind of peanut butter sandwiches there was!

If anyone is interested, LSU AgCenter is releasing three new varieties of figs. There was a breeding program years back and then the breeder retired. These varieties hung around a long time on research stations (including mine) and then they were looked at again with fresh eyes. Three are getting released. We are in the process of increasing supplies. Check out the LSU AgCenter website for more info. I guarantee there will be three new fig trees in my back yard! :wink:

Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:04 am

Joey - Good deal! Somebody else knows how to live!!! 1st crop died off from the april freezes we had, and second crop is on its way. If we continue with no water, i fear the few gallons I will take in this year will drop off and die :cry: . Sure hope i can make some more preserves this year .
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