Only a few yards from the Demonstration Garden's vegetable plot are the most wonderful fruit trees. Despite the date being near summer’s conclusion, the fruits that are coming into season now make this time of the year even more exceptional.
|Figs, glorious figs, call out for picking. (8-26-14)|
Are these two figs ready?
|Yes, this fig is perfect. |
Notice how the stem sags.
It must be picked!(8-26-14)
|No, this fig needs one or two|
more days. Its stem is a great
What about this fig? Would you pick it?
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see the answer. (8-26-14)
Jujube: A What?
We are fortunate to have a Li Jujube in the Demonstration Garden.
Read pages 17-22 in Our Edible
Landscape or the Jujube Publication to learn all about the Jujube. In the second publication, the Extension Horticulturist says that "Jujubes are one of the easiest to grow of the fruit crops...."
Yes, pick this fig! If you have never had a perfectly ripe fig before, your life will be forever changed!