How to tell when figs are ready?

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by Erica, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Erica

    Erica Active Member

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    Hi there- for the first time we have figs on our fig tree! How do I know when to pick them? Do they just fall off when they're ripe?
    Thanks! Erica
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    The hole opens up and oozes. They also become a little droopy.
     
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    Hi Erica, Here are some pics of a ripening fig (Peter's Honey), while it doesn't ooze so much say like a Desert King fig, most all figs will hang down and droop to lean on the stem when ripe. With Peter's Honey Fig, the skin goes from being green opaque to a yellowy green thats shiny or translucent.

    Sequence of photos showing a ripe fig: http://tallcloverfarm.com/?p=351
     
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