This week the fig tree in our yard is chocker full of ripe figs. We can’t eat them fast enough and I am going to take a basket full of them to school today. I reckon there are probably 500 fruits on the tree.
The fig tree is quite small so the fruits can be picked easily. I have to get on a chair to get the top ones. I’ve seen many of these trees in Belgrade yards and gardens. The fig is native to Iran, Pakistan and the Mediterranean region. It was in the garden of Eden area (Iraq) and the leaf is the famous genital covering. I think Ollie should put one on because he is usually running around the yard naked!
The fruits when they ripen turn yellow and they split open. I wonder if fig wasps are using them? Nadia and I love them but the kids are not too keen on them. They are rich in calcium, vitamins, and antioxidants.