The figs are juicy, sweet and huge this year!
We were really pleased that the netting kept the birds away.
We put the net over the tree too early though so some of the new tree growth went right through the net. We’ll have to either prune the tree or cut the net to get it off in the fall.
We haven’t hung the bug traps yet so we lost a few figs to beetles and bees.
But there are still so many green, healthy figs.
I hope the traps work for beetles. We didn’t have beetles last year.
It’s disturbing to see how they ravage a fig. But at least they stay on one fig until it is all used up without taking a single bite out of the neighboring fig.
Figs keep only a day or two and taste better at room temperature so these will sit on the counter for snacking. I cut and ate half of one immediately after picking then ate the other half several hours later. The flavor was better after the fig sat for a bit after picking. I’m not sure what caused it to be sweeter. We are still newbies at growing figs.