Y'all THIS is what Grandpa Adam and Grandma Eve gave up for apples:
These, my friends, are FIGS.
For those of you who have never seen the tree OR the fruit (like yours truly, before I moved here), then you don't know what you're missing. They are AWESOME. Melt in your mouth sweet nectar of Paradise.
We're not talking Fig Newtons here, people.
And honestly? If this property didn't have my huge fig tree on it, I doubt I would've agreed to buy it.
I'm not kidding. I love these things.
***So we were out today in the much-less-than-blistering heat to admire our puppies. The tree is located right next to the back porch (where the pups have made their home), and I noticed a good amount of ripe figs dangling from the branches.
So I recruited the boys to help me get what we could. And we ended up getting a pail full.
The cool thing about fig trees is that they're totally climb-able. The boys had a blast!
I think we'll have a huge crop this year. Perhaps a pail full every week.
.....I'm in Paradise.....