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charlottecooks Jun 20, 2008 11:34 AM

I know this is way too soon, but what month do we start to get them up here?

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    mrwaterslide Jun 21, 2008 07:10 PM

    The birds will let you know when they're ripe enough to eat.

    1. danna Jun 20, 2008 11:59 AM

      I'm in Greenville SC, and my fig bush has a ton of full sized figs, completely green at this point, but one or two are starting to turn brown. I estimate antoher week will see some, assuming it ever rains and they don't just fall off. Maybe another week or 2 later at higher elevations? (I'm about 1000 feet)

      hope that helps a little

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        e36YellowM3 Jun 20, 2008 03:58 PM

        I planted a pair of fig trees last year and they've got some small figs on them now (I'm in Raleigh). How do you know when to pick them? They don't seem like they ever look 'ripe'. Thanks.

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          danna Jun 23, 2008 01:49 PM

          They'll turn brown when it's time to eat them. The best ones are the worst looking ones, yes...right before the birds and bees completely eat them. If your trees are young, you may not get any for a few years. "my" bush actually belongs to my parents and must be 20 years old. the one at my actual house is about 3 years old and I have yet to get a fig from it. patience.

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