Well, it’s the ‘following year’ from my last post -- and we had an even longer ‘summer!’ In fact, this is the first time
I’ve had a second crop
of figs ripen! They’re my Brown Turkeys
. I’ve eaten about 25 of them …while various insects have eaten that many more.
It’s a race with the mold though; after the rain we’ve had, any break in their skin appears to start the mold process. But if they’re checked daily, some can be harvested at the peak of their second-crop perfection. No, they’re not like they were in mid-August, but they’re sweet & tender!
I’m higher than Portland or the Valley floor… and my mother in Portland had a second crop (for the first time) on her Desert King
fig tree, so maybe there’s a number of you lowlanders
enjoying your second crop
…but here in the hills of Yam, after twenty plus years in, it’s my first