Figs are coming in

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    Its been 3 years since my fig tree had any output. We had a hard winter that year and it knocked the tree back to the roots. It took a couple years to recover and is looking pretty good this year. Still not as heavy as years past but much better than nothing. I have to pick them as soon as they start to turn or the birds will get them before I do.

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    We ended up with 8 jars of preserves for the first batch - but I couldn't find my old recipe. Made due with one off the web and I don't think we made it thick as I would like but still should be just fine. Hopefully we can get another round and do some strawberry fig preserves.

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    My first year! My “tree” is only about 3 feet tall but I have 4 good sized figs and maybe 6 or better little pea sized ones that jut popped out last week! I know it’s not much but I’m really happy it’s producing something! The tomato’s on the other hand are being ransacked by squirrels!
     
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    Slice up some of your figs rather thin and put them in a dehydrator. Dehydrating them concentrates all the sweetness and its like eating candy.
     
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    Yield is slowing down some. Birds are getting more than their fair share. I had a small batch getting too ripe to keep around much longer so we did a small 2 jar batch of strawberry fig preserves last night. Squash is still coming in strong.

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    I haven't tried that. Sounds like another excuse to get a new dehydrator.
     
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    i'm 200 miles south of you, and my figs are not near ready. but i do have many more than in years past ...
     
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