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ISO FRESH FIGS in Monmouth County

wench31 May 5, 2013 08:02 PM

Does anybody know when they will be available and where I can find them?

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    Snorkelvik Aug 30, 2013 08:18 AM

    Just saw Fresh Figs at Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck, off Rt34. They had pints of purple figs and green figs for under $4.

    1. wench31 May 15, 2013 06:14 PM

      Fresh figs are now available at Wegmans!

      1. HillJ May 15, 2013 12:02 PM

        Just an FYI that I've just come from Delicious Orchards and they have fig starter plants in the front of the store for $37.99 each.

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        1. re: HillJ
          wench31 May 15, 2013 12:36 PM

          I have a brown thumb, not a green thumb! :). I think I will wait till figs are in season. Thanks anyway!

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          lovetocookPEI May 9, 2013 02:56 PM

          So strange but I spied them at a local little greengrocer here in Prince Edward Island Canada last week. I grabbed all that they had left ( only 5). I have no idea what they were doing here at this time of the year but I ran home with them as if they had been stolen.May? Figs? can't be!!

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          1. re: lovetocookPEI
            HillJ May 9, 2013 05:04 PM

            We're not that lucky in NJ...just the delicious dried figs and fig jams for now....

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            lemarais May 8, 2013 03:41 PM

            Season starts begining of June. Wegman's carry a half-dozen varieties.

            1. Angelina May 8, 2013 01:25 PM

              I have not bought them in a while, but for $ 4.99 you get a small box of them in Trader Joe's in Shrewsbury. (if they have them still...last I bought was in December.)

              1. fershore May 7, 2013 02:29 PM

                Try Sickles Market in Little Silver.

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                1. re: fershore
                  wench31 May 7, 2013 06:01 PM

                  Are they available now?

                2. steinpilz May 6, 2013 08:42 AM

                  I've seen them in roadside markets in NJ in late August/September, I'm pretty sure those were from California or other warmer place.

                  @castorpman

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                  1. re: steinpilz
                    JustJake May 6, 2013 09:05 AM

                    The ones you're seeing in August/September at roadside markets are NJ's very own.

                    What you're seeing at Wegman's etc are from California - I believe Black Mission figs.

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                      HillJ May 6, 2013 09:10 AM

                      That's right, I have a fig tree in my yard. Small in size, but still tasty!

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                        steinpilz May 8, 2013 06:15 AM

                        Interesting, maybe I'll get a fig tree! Thanks.

                        @castorpman

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                          HillJ May 8, 2013 01:26 PM

                          I bought my fig tree from the Bayshore Greenhouse off North Beers Street and Bethany Rd. It was a number of years ago but call ahead.

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                            jrvedivici May 9, 2013 05:47 AM

                            How many years did it take before it produced figs?

                            1. re: jrvedivici
                              HillJ May 9, 2013 05:52 AM

                              The tree was a pup when purchased and already was producing young fruit. The first three years we protected it from cold NJ winters (burlap wrap) and the fig tree thrived and continued to produce fruit each season. By year five the tree was triple the size and now we make lbs of jam and enjoy fresh figs.

                              Fig trees grow fast & well in NJ.

                              1. re: HillJ
                                jrvedivici May 9, 2013 06:02 AM

                                Yeah well imagine this, I had the Charlie Brown Christmas Fig Tree. lol I did everything to nurse that lil guy into a big fruit bearing tree......but I lost my battle and it withered away after it's second year, and -0- figs. I too wrapped it the one winter, I'd like to buy a mature one at this point, I just don't have it in me to try to nurture one again. {{ sniffle, sniffle. }}

                                Do they sell more mature one's at Bayshore?

                                **Edit, much better Avatar!!!

                                1. re: jrvedivici
                                  HillJ May 9, 2013 06:39 AM

                                  lol on the avatar (which I change frequently out of boredom).
                                  Re the fig tree, it's not the tree-it's your soil. Whether you try again with a pup or a mature tree (which will cost ya) you need to prepare not only the drop hole but the surrounding soil. Fruit trees need TLC when you transplant from container to ground. Test your soil before you buy. Call Bayshore Greenhouse.

                                2. re: HillJ
                                  wench31 May 9, 2013 06:18 AM

                                  Can you take a picture of it and upload it here when it's in bloom? Would LOVE to see it!

                                  1. re: wench31
                                    jrvedivici May 9, 2013 06:21 AM

                                    Hahaha....took me a second to realize you were responding to HillJ, thought you were mocking me. lol

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                                      wench31 May 9, 2013 06:54 AM

                                      I wasn't mocking anyone. I have never seen a fig tree. I know i can easily google it these days but got lazy. :)

                                      1. re: wench31
                                        MGZ May 9, 2013 06:55 AM

                                        You should try mocking jr, it's good for the digestion.

                                    2. re: wench31
                                      HillJ May 9, 2013 06:37 AM

                                      Sure!

                                      1. re: HillJ
                                        wench31 May 9, 2013 06:53 AM

                                        Thanks!

                                        1. re: HillJ
                                          HillJ Jun 3, 2013 08:02 PM

                                          http://figs4fun.com/bills_figs.html

                                          Check out this master grower in Flemington, NJ. Lots of inspiration there!

                                      2. re: HillJ
                                        steinpilz May 9, 2013 07:25 AM

                                        I looked up fig trees on the web and they aren't small trees, really a giant mountain of a tree when mature... that's lots of figs falling!

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                                          HillJ May 9, 2013 07:26 AM

                                          steinpilz, what variety? The 10 year old fig tree I have in my yard is 5 ft tall today. Last season produced 50 lbs of fruit easy. Extremely easy to manage.

                                          1. re: HillJ
                                            steinpilz May 9, 2013 02:00 PM

                                            I actually didn't look up varieties, just looked at some images on Google, here are some giant ones in AU and CA:

                                            http://bigorangelandmarks.blogspot.co...

                                            Reminded me of lion cubs growing up into beasts!

                                            @castorpman

                                            1. re: steinpilz
                                              HillJ May 9, 2013 02:19 PM

                                              LOL...yeah sizes run the gamut!

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                                            HillJ May 9, 2013 07:30 AM

                                            And the leaves make for great platter decorations and other steaming vehicles when cooking!

                              2. HillJ May 6, 2013 03:30 AM

                                If you have a membership, when in-season Costco also sells fresh figs. Currently dried figs are avail @ Costco.

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                                  cke25 May 6, 2013 03:22 AM

                                  I have bought fresh figs before at Dearborn Market in Holmdel and Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck, but they are not available all year long.

                                  1. jrvedivici May 5, 2013 08:32 PM

                                    Delicious Orchards Rt. 34 Colts Neck has them. Not sure if its seasonal but they do carry them.

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