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fig 013.JPGmy fig tree is covered in figs they are green and hard . when are they ready to pick? we cut this one open it was hard and bitter .

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14 Rhode Island red hen's,13 barred rock hens,1 duck named Daisy,5 roosters ,12 mix chickens,1 black pony,2 paint horses,1 american pitbull,1 catahoula,1 Grate Dane,8 cats.6 kitten's some warm eggs soon to hatch three farm boy's and one farm girl ....

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post #2 of 13

The fig will start getting brown and begin to soften up as it ripens.  It will be a "medium" brown and will be soft to the touch when ready.  They will be sweet also.  You probably still have at least another month.

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Wolf is right. It also helps to know the variety. There are quite a few that can be grown is South Texas. We (SC) are limited to a couple. It is early for the fig varieties that I am familiar with.

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fig tree 008.JPGthank you, I am not sure what kind it is I will look it up . fig tree 016.JPG

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post #5 of 13

You wait and pick figs when they are fully ripe.  They will be soft when they are ready to pick.  They will droop at the neck.

 

Some varieties get a drop of thick nectar at the opening on the bottom, or oozing out of the skin.

 

There are many colors in figs, so without knowing what variety of fig you've got, it isn't possible to advise on color.

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post #6 of 13

Looking at what you have there and the general size/shape you could look up the "celeste" and use that information as a general guide.  It is what is most common here in S. Louisiana and all of the average figs here are exactly what you have posted there.  I was at my mom's yesterday and her fig tree is what you have pictured here.

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Looking at what you have there and the general size/shape you could look up the "celeste" and use that information as a general guide.  It is what is most common here in S. Louisiana and all of the average figs here are exactly what you have posted there.  I was at my mom's yesterday and her fig tree is what you have pictured here.

thanks I will look that up .

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post #8 of 13

those just aren't ripe yet -- I have 2 fig trees -- one is  a Kadota -- the big "greenish-white" figs & the other is a Brown Turkish - big brown figs -- neither are nearly ripe yet - it'll be another few weeks. I'm in central La. Yours do look like Celeste. Wait until they get soft - then they're ripe & you will have more figs than you know what to do with! (I can some of mine, dehydrate the rest to use year round in home-made fig newtons & the Italian fig cookies at Christmas time).

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post #9 of 13

Mine are Brown Turkey. Relatively cold hardy for a fig. Mine have a ways to go. Celeste is the only other variety (that I am aware of), that we have a chance with.

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I love fig newtons. I would love to taste some homemade.

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14 Rhode Island red hen's,13 barred rock hens,1 duck named Daisy,5 roosters ,12 mix chickens,1 black pony,2 paint horses,1 american pitbull,1 catahoula,1 Grate Dane,8 cats.6 kitten's some warm eggs soon to hatch three farm boy's and one farm girl ....

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