I planted a fig tree last year and this year, the tree is covered in figs! Went outside and picked one that fit the description of a ripe but still green one and it was not fermented, although it could have stayed on the stem a bit longer. He told me to go ahead and have at them while he is gone for the month of October (yep, to Italy) I don’t know a thing about figs and thought well, while I’m over here I’ll pluck a few and then jump on the internet to see when these babies are ready. To prepare syrups for canning, simply combine the sugar and water in a pot and heat just until the sugar dissolves. They generally do best in full sun for at least eight to 10 hours a day. Anyway, the BlueJays are getting to them before they have a chance to get near ripened. Do you have a good preserves recipe? It’s difficult to identify figs without a photo of the leaf, the fruit, and the fruit cut in half to expose the interior. And really figs can’t be too ripe, but it becomes a textural issue for some eaters. Timing your fig harvest is important if you want to ensure properly ripened figs. It has probably 25 figs on it… this posting was so helpful because I have had no clue when they would be ripe. It’s against a south wall. Each cake takes 2 cups of fresh, mashed figs, 2 cups of sugar, 3/4 cup shortening; 4 eggs; 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour mixed with 1 tsp. Hi Pat, In this part of the world, I’ve never had the immature fruit winter over to produce ripe figs the following spring and summer. Mine are hanging on the tree mocking me as unripe and rotting ornaments. Hi Melissa, if the Ash tree is south of the fig tree, I would think shade is playing a big factor. Thanks Amy, I guess growing good food and gardening never have an expiration date. Thanks for all the time commenting and giving advice to folks who are obviously keen to harvest fruit from trees. I bought a tiny fig plant from France – no idea of variety. This is the first year it has produced after planting it two years ago. The fig’s color will vary depending on the variety: Mission figs are deep purple, while Calimyrna figs are green and Kadota figs are yellow-green. I remember those times (as a kid), when I jumped a fence or dashed through a hedge and nicked a bit of fruit off someones tree. Fig 5. Pinning. I have a small fig tree about the size of yours in the video. Next year keep it somewhere cold but not freezing like a garage. That’s how she rolls. 2. Thank you for this site and your valuable advice. Just a guess, but I’ll do some more sleuthing. Je t’embrasse It is important to keep in mind that not all figs will ripen at the same time. Thank you! My tree is about 3 feet tall (5 years old) I keep it in a large planter And check with your neighbors, there has to be a fig lover in the ‘hood, who looks forward to that tree’s bounty, too. Water Stress. (to animals and humans) and can it poison through skin? I have some figs doing the same thing. October 3, 2015. Reach for a ripe one, and it should come off with hardly any give. Great informative site. I want to make sure I harvest my “crop” at just the right time! I live 90 miles north of Seattle and my figs fruit abundantly in August but they never ripen. Hi Melissa, my figs ripen between August and September. Fig cake…just saying it makes me lick my lips. Ripeness has less to do with color and more with how they’re hanging. I did read the article about ripe vs not ripe. . Wish me luck – as I send to you all! I’m not using any chemical solution because I’m trying to make my yard insect friendly with the exception of loosing my figs. Still a lot to pick but some are still plain green and sticking upright..I wanted to beat the Birds to them but I sure dont want to kill any birds either so I guess its gonna be early bird gets the worm ( aka Fig ) The figs on my tree now (Nov 1st) are about an inch & a half long, and green (though some are ripe). How to know when figs are ripe, how to store figs, how to freeze figs, and more. (above) Not ripe: the fig is too firm and still perpendicular to the stem. Just look in the left menu bar for the figs pages: https://sites.google.com/site/kiwifruitsalad2/, I recently moved into a house with a fig bush in the yard. Last season I had so many cherries that I made cherry liquor. If you can give the fig tree full sun that’s one the best solution for an under-performing fig tree. Thanks for the recipe – the figs are on their first boil ! Inside it is white turning to purple, almost red in the centre, quite moist and soft and slightly fibrous. Fresh/dry/can. after halfhour surfing with my question “can figs be too ripe”, your photos and text gave me a very satisfying answer. I thought the tree would sink some in the compost but it hasn’t so it’s a bit more mounded than I wanted. You can transplant it in late fall when the leaves have been off for a while and before the ground freezes. I just started planting fig and am pleased to say they are happy to grow in this tropical part of the world too. At the most, figs need only about 300 hours of winter chill. I’m hoping to have a few for myself this year. So, the problem I’ve been having us that June bugs (the really loud green bugs) are burrowing up into the over ripe ones I missed, and now I’m nervous about the hole at the bottom of the fig letting in little gnat like creatures. BTW I like in Phoenix, AZ so it doesn’t freeze in the winter. Heavy syrup: 4 1/4 cups sugar and 4 1/4 cups water make 7 cups syrup. Kia Ora, We are in New Zealand (North of Wellington) and have just found out that we have a very productive fig tree on our property. I use 1/4 cup softened butter and 1/2 cup Crisco for the shortening. <3. Anything I can do to get there before the birds? I talk to it eeveryday. We just moved to a house in Seattle with a fig tree in the backyard. Thanks for the heads-up. Figs will not fruit well or ripen properly if they are in the wrong spot. See how the […], Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday’s! I was told they would be large and black. Well, how awesome is that; you get coconuts, bananas and figs. Hi Zita, that’s fascinating. I would love to know why all of my figs taste fermented? Hi Nicola, I’m scratching my head on this one, but here’s what I’d do. about the figs! I found this website to have helpful progression pictures of figs as they ripen. Harold, figs don’t ripen off the tree, unfortunately. Never say die! Unfortunately, figs don’t ripen off the tree. These comments were very informative. I live in Arizona… How long does it usually take to ripen? My mother-in-law purchased a fig tree for me and I wasn’t sure when to pick the figs. Nature is saying the show is over until next year. I pulled out those “brandied” cherries and made the cake – actually four all total. Let me know how the figs tasted! Nothing better than a backyard with a loaded fig tree. Freeze with or without sugar syrup. The only answer I have to help ripen figs is to initially plant the trees against a south-facing wall where summer rays can concentrate the heat units a bit more. How wonderful to meet a fellow fig lover from half way around the world, and in beautiful New Zealand at that. In some warmer climates the figs go dormant and ripen when spring returns, but my experience in the Pacific NW is it rarely happens around here. I’m afraid you’re right: the figs (over a dozen which are bigger than most bought ripe ones) are looking wonderful – but bright green, horizontal, & like solid wood! Thanks so much for this information photo series about figs. Which picture above is the right time? Make sure your ants can’t get to the tree from another route, like branches from another tree. About covering the tree, is it newly planted? You don’t want to encourage growth right now in the middle of winter, but you don’t want to starve the tree of light and water either, now that it’s awaken to what it thinks is spring. Good picture guide by the way, very informative! Any ideas as to why and what might be done?? I’d like to discourage you from using bird netting unless you are in a colder climate. I just read something about putting olive oil on the bottom of the fig to hasten ripening. I could give it a try though. I’ve got a question and so far nothing I can find fits/answers. However, if you have a Brown Turkey fig tree, you’ll have a small crop in July-August and, a big 2nd crop in Winter or early fall depending on the weather, if your tree is “Peters honey” it will only bear a summer crop in July -August months… I wish I had an easier or better solution for you. For the most part, figs are produced on new parts of the tree that have grown that season. 2 questions: Do you think I should move the fig tree to a sunnier spot? In the U.S., Figs typically peak from July through first frost in the South, and from August and later in the North. Hi Carol, Brava! They are nice and soft! SO GLAD to get tips and information so we can harvest. 2nd year grew to 7 ft and we got 40 pretty good figs late Aug through mid October. Thanks for the visit! I have 2 large fig trees , last year and this year it was loaded with figs! Hopefully in the next week or so. A very helpful and clear write-up. Wow, those crazy ancients could teach us a thing or two. Learn how your comment data is processed. Figs 2. And I found a new fruit I like! Growing Peach Trees in the Pacific Northwest: It’s the Pits, http://www.plantanswers.com/garden_column/july02/2.htm, http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/fig/msg0209133413555.html, Recipe Index: Eileen Bakes Up a Fine Idea, http://www.giverecipe.com/unripe-fig-jam.html. Go Teresa, Desert King is a great choice for an easy to grow, not to fussy fig tree! We’ve fed it heaps of compost and regular doses of house hold food scraps, nipped out the tips several times (during both summer and winter)and so are now multi stemmed. Some fruits I’m told lack flavor when watered too much during their growth spurts or early fruiting stages. I haven’t watered at all since its been raining like crazy here. You’ve got your fig cake, your fig jam, figs stuffed with goat cheese wrapped in bacon…and the list goes on and on. Welcome to Seattle Sonja! I will give photo credit to you. I live in NE Alabama and have quarter sized figs on my backyard tree in late September. Milena, it’s a Peter’s Honey fig in the photos above. Unripe tastes like a wasted opportunity: dry, starchy and flavorless. They’re being covered with a mix of compost and peat moss which is still not damp. Thanks for the info! And unfortunately, figs do not ripen off the tree. There seems to be a lack of recipes/etc about desert king figs… which our tree is now producing some nice ones (Santa Cruz, CA)! Desert King fig tree owner. […] not sure when the figs are ready to pick, check out this very detail photo illustrated post “How to Know When a Fig Is Ripe and Ready to Pick” from Tall Clover Farm. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It’s good to know the difference. The early crop ripens in May; the main crop ripens in late June and continues to ripen into August. Is it worth harvesting them now; are they “edible” when stewed? We are not happy putting them in the compost thank you! The number of fruit that have set and presently sizing up, Im really happy with (so far) Thanks for this fine visit and fig talk. I live in southwestern Michigan 5 miles east of Lake Michigan, Bill figs usually produce their biggest crop on the fig wood of last season’s growth. I just don’t want to lose all of this bountiful harvest before I can use them. Usually fig trees have two crops a breba and a main crop, oddly in climates like yours and mine (Pacific NW) the main crop rarely ripens, as our summer heat is just not enough to finish ripening them off. If at all possible, move it to a place with the brightest natural light in your house, or find someone with a greenhouse. Thanks for visiting! Good luck! We bought our home last September and it has a large fig tree to the side of the driveway that we initially thought was dead. I live in Labuan island part of Malaysia. We’ve lost two western coachwhips this year in ours and are taking it all down – it traps beneficial snakes and kills them very slowly. Hi! Extended periods of drought will often cause fig trees to drop their fruit prematurely. Mix all well.. Fig plants have a long juvenile period before producing fruit, as long as 2 to 6 years from planting. Note the dewy skin and slight tear in the fruit; it can barely hold its sugary contents at this point. I’m sorry to say, it is very unlikely that your friend’s figs will ripen now. I have a small tree that was only cultivated less than 2 years ago. Susie, thanks for bringing that to light. Cheers! The only thing to remember is that your fig – when ripe – may be […]. In syrup: Make syrup by dissolving 1 cup sugar in 2 cups water. So helpful for my two fig trees! I like this fig and ginger jam recipe, and it’s my go-to recipe for making fig preserves: http://tallcloverfarm.com/7019/figs-in-a-jam-fig-and-ginger-jam Too much water can also cause problems and increase the risk of disease. Hi Howie, Here’s how I deal with ants on figs and other fruit trees without using pesticides. When the birds arrive, the figs are beginning to ripen. The Kadota fig tree is grown extensively and is actually one of … Great post — although I was expecting to see little fig newtons growing right before my eyes…I really enjoyed catching up this week. Tip prune any top, crazy long branches to encourage multiply branching name of fig that produces twice a year, turn yellow when ready to pick then a week later turns red or purple. Figs ripen slowly over many weeks, so there is not a mad scramble to harvest and eat them all at once. [coff] You didn’t answer the question . Right now, my fig tree has 2 figs on it, which I’m hoping will ripen (my ash tree above doesn’t have all its leaves yet). Rappahannock Cook & Kitchen Gardener » I Do Give A Fig! Under ideal conditions, figs can ripen in as little as two months, but most figs do not grow in ideal conditions. I have had my tree (bush) for three years now and wouldn’t give up hope. My thorn-less blackberries got hammered with rain right when they were coming in, consequently I’m going from 100 gallons of the beauties down to just 8 so far this year, huge, huge loss for me. Medium syrup: 3 1/4 cups sugar and 5 cups water make 7 cups syrup. I was wondering about my figs. Product Information. Figs freeze well with or without sugar, peeled or unpeeled. Hi Tom, This is the first year my fig tree is producing and I figured I had a few ripe figs but wanted to make sure so as not to waste and of the precious few fruit I have. Also, look at the neck of the fruit, if it has a slight bend instead of sticking straight out then your figs are ready to […], Hey can u tell in which month figs are ready. Thanks for any tips! It’s nice to try to support your local guys and gals first, and they usually know what varieties grows best in your region. Thanks again, Lucy. Hi Tom I live in UK I’ve had a fig tree since 8 years now it’s first time they’ve given fruite but it’s October and no chance of ripe fruite has the weather is getting wet ,so what shall I do to help early fruite next year. Hi Tom! After years of living in Seattle, I moved to the country, and settled into a sweet old Vashon Island farmhouse on four acres of possibilities. I do. Claire. The ginger adds a nice zing to the sweetness of the figs. It has long leaves with like 4 intentions in the leaves, it is loaded with figs but I have no idea when they ripen, what color they are, I know nothing about figs. Zones 8a and warmer are perfect for Figs, providing the hot, dry summers and cool winters they prefer. Enjoy your upcoming summer, things are chilling up quickly in my hemisphere. problem is they rarely rippen and if they do they are not sweet. I panicked and picked them yesterday but I don’t know if they are ripe. I bought a Black Mission Fig tree. I am about to launch a new blog and it will be one of my first articles. Last fall I moved next to wonderful neighbors who have two huge fig trees and many of the figs are now ripe! We had no idea what to do with the fruit (i.e. As for water, make sure you don’t waterlog the area, but wait between periods of drying out before watering again. Wash ripe figs thoroughly, remove stems, peel if de-sired, leave whole or cut in half. Randy, fig newton trees are really difficult to grow in this area; just when they are ready to harvest the rains come and you have one soggy cookie. As for the birds, try covering the trees with a row cover fabric, or sections of tree. The tree will look pretty spindly most likely, but will rebound when placed outside after your last frost date or in a protected area. Figs were one fruit that a fence was polished smooth in us kids trying to get to it when the figs was ripe. Tewrobert, fig jam is pretty easy, just figs, sugar and lemon juice and reduce with a simmer until thick — tah, dah – done! Its so cool to me how this post has helped so many (including me) know when to pick a fig…..since 2009! No icing is needed but a thin icing can be used if desired. Be patient, it can take figs up to two months from fruit formation to reach optimal ripeness. (Behave.) I’m so grateful to have found such great info regarding figs. Once picked, figs have a short shelf life and should be eaten within a few days. Thank you very much, sir. I moved to a place with 4 fig trees and dont know much about them is there a way to tell what kinda figs i have??? However, when almost ripe, the fig exudes a drop of "honey" from the bottom of the fruit -- this prevents invasion by ants and other insects. Those I picked are sadly, not ready. The most effective way to tell your figs are unripe is to eat one before its peak. I, too, had a bumper crop this year! So glad I found your informative and entertaining explanation! Hi Barbara, most commercial dried figs have preservatives. Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday’s! http://www.katu.com/news/local/62682802.html, http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=remay%20garden%20cloth&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aremay%20garden%20cloth, http://tallcloverfarm.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php?p=351&approved=1#comments-form, https://sites.google.com/site/kiwifruitsalad2/, Figs: Learn the Secrets to Large Harvests | Fast-Growing-Trees.com Blog, http://tallcloverfarm.com/7019/figs-in-a-jam-fig-and-ginger-jam. Warmest regards, I’ve already lost my bitter oranges to squirrels that stole them, but I doubt ate them. GardenWeb.com is also a good place to do a search for “Arizona fig growing” and see what gardeners in your area are doing. Thank you, Prune out any cross branching, to create openness Winter chill is the number of winter days when temperatures are below 45°F (7°C). Hi Amy, there’s not much you can do at this point. Pick one and see how it tastes. It may freeze to the ground and send up shots in summer, but it’s hard to ripen figs that late in the season, at least where I live. This is the most I have had since I planted it 4 years ago. Kathi. Hi Mary, figs are a little tricky when pruning because next year’s figs are on this years growth. It’s full of figs this year–2 years after she purchased it for me. Here in the Pacific NW that’s what happens to our late fig crops; they look pretty good, but taste bland, or sour, or downright cottony. All the best…Randy. How do I keep the ants off of the figs without using pesticides? Tom http://tallcloverfarm.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php?p=351&approved=1#comments-form, Thank you for sharing about how to tell if/when a fig is ripe. My suggestion is to just wait for them ripen naturally since you live in AZ where the sun actually shines. This extra, early crop is is known as a breba crop. The trees have been grown organically, too. Unripe figs are still firm. What I would recommend is planting another variety, Chicago Hardy fig. But, we are usually milder than the Netherlands, so fingers crossed. Is it normal to have so many fallers? Dang Jays! Violette du Bordeaux) and Dessert King and photos below show Peter’s Honey Fig. Good luck! Where’s the lingering memories that bring smiles to ones face and heart in that ay? Pretty much what you pick is what you get, even days later. If I wait until they are fully ripe, the ants find their way to the nectar and I lose the figs. Good eating to us all. Your Fig photos are the BEST I’ve seen online! Thanks so much! We are on the south coast of France near St Tropez. While you don’t want to stress the tree too much, too cushy of a season may dilute the flavor of the fruit. I’ve put my negronne fig in the sunniest spot on my property. I’m babysitting my next door neighbors place and being an old Italian fellow, he has several fig trees. Good luck and happy growing! each cinnamon, allspice, and baking soda; and 1 tsp vanilla; 1/4 tsp. Figs do have two crops (usually), so you may get an early crop, known as the breba crop, next year, say in June or July. Now I will know just when to harvest. They seem to be at a standstill in growing/ripening. For the most part those figs will drop in spring and new ones take their place and ripen in summer. Will they eventually ripen? Great info, much appreciated! My figs are very nice sized and now the rains are closing in…Do the need some kind of cover or whatever? Humza, you can usually fine fresh figs in grocery stores all year, imported during winter months, but the local ones if you’re in the western hemisphere show up usually July through October, depending on the variety. It’s Dec 26 and according to the two seasons Dec is after the second season, but there are still a lot of figs growing on the tree. These guys are still not ripe. Hi Robin, a man’s got to sleep sometime. Thanks for asking Patti. Fig 3. Full service nurseries and local ag extension offices are good sources for … (Update) I spoke to too soon; this perfectly ripe fig cannot hold its nectar. It’s my tree’s second year in my yard, and my first real crop……12 figs. Thanks again. Thanks! Having an odd couple of ripe figs and the rest struggling can be very annoying, but there are things that you can do to speed up the ripening process. Thanks so much. Always love coming by to see your posts…so informative! And Libby if it looks like the birds are zeroing in on the figs, cut up pieces of foil and tent the top of the figs around the stem and that seems to deter them, and there’s always bird netting, too. The inner flesh is great… but do you eat the whole thing, like with some other figs? Any way to know if they are safe as I would love to eat more !! 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