[NAFEX] Celeste Figs

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Fri Jul 21 16:19:03 EDT 2006

That sounds delicious.  And the idea of frost, too, sounds wonderful.
Interesting about a difference between CA and Southern varieties.  I used to
shop southern catalogs for fruit varieties that can manage our hot summers
and relatively warm winters - but I do better looking for varieties suited
to the Mediterranean cycle of dry summers and wet winters.  
Figs of all kind seem to love it here.  

Stephen Sadler
USDA 9, AHS heat zone 8, 
Sacramento CA - Mediterranean climate

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Yeah, Dr. Sadler but we can't grow the type figs in the South which you can 
grow in California which lend themselves to drying very well.  It's best to 
eat as many as you can before the June bugs get them and make some preserves

with the rest.  Fig preserves go good on a cat's head biscuit with a slab of

fried country ham and washed down with a cup of hot chicory when  frost is 
on the pumpkins.
Doc Lisenby
Zone 7/8 

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