Saturday, August 4, 2012

Figs Are Ripening

This is what a ripe Celeste fig looks like.

Ripe Celeste fig hanging from a branch, waiting to be picked and eaten.
Notice how the fig has drooped, transitioned in color from green to dark brown, and the skin is visibly cracked. This fig also felt very heavy for its size. These are all good indicators that a fig is ripe.

My Celeste figs have been ripening since mid-July, and now my Violette de Bordeaux figs are starting to swell in size, change color, and droop a little bit. I will definitely be posting pictures of those as well for comparison.

Hope everybody else is enjoying mid-summer fruits from their own gardens.


Erin said...

Oooooooo, I love fig pictures.

Kev Alviti said...

My mouth is watering, figs are one of my favorites. Shame I can never make them last the winter over here!

Anonymous said...

After a week out of town, I returned today and had 25 ripe tomatoes from my one (half dead) plant. Weird that the plant is 75% brown from early blight but the tomatoes are still ripening. I don't think new tomatoes will develop but I can always hope. My fig still looks good but no fruit this year. I bought some grapes from our farmers market and they were absolutely stunningly delicious. I'm hoping to get some cuttings from them and try my hand at grapes this fall. Helen