[NAFEX] Celeste Figs

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Fri Jul 21 12:47:38 EDT 2006

They're behaving just like figs!  For fresh eating, I like them just before
they split, when they're soft but not too soft, and have a little acidity to
balance the sweetness.  Dried, too, I like.  in between those stages, I'll
cook with them.  Others like different ripeness stages.  You should have
figs now on your try at all stages of ripeness, so you can try and see what
you like.  




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The skin on some of the fruits is splitting. The immature fruits seem to be
seeping milky fluid through the skin -- pores or splits -- looks like white
glubules on the skin, like something on the fruit, until I touched them and
found them to be sticky fluid droplets.  We have not had much rain -- one
good rain in over seven weeks -- but I water the fig tree by hand.  Leaves
are beautiful and plentiful, and I haven't seen any kind of damage from
insects, unlike every other tree I've got! 

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From: Zeugitai <mailto:zeugitai at gmail.com>  

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Sent: Friday, July 21, 2006 7:52 AM 

Subject: [NAFEX] Help with Celeste Figs


I put in a Celeste Fig tree this spring and it has a good batch of figs on
it.  Today I went out and saw pin points of seepage coming through the skin
of the majority of fruits, some more and some less mature.  My first thought
was that our unbroken string of heat indexes over one hundred degrees these
past five days have made them sweat, much as I am doing right now.  I'm in
northeastern Arkansas, near the bootheel of Missouri, and it has been
extremely hot and extremely humid this past week.  I had one fruit,
purplish, drop off in my hand when I tried to inspect it. It is very soft.
Is this normal for a ripe fig?  I am completely inexperienced with figs (
and most else!)  Do we have any fig growers out there?  (Thanks)

Greenway, AR
Zone 6B


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