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ISO FRESH FIGS in Monmouth County

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

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

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

        1. 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

            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.

            1. re: JustJake

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

              1. re: JustJake

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

                @castorpman

                1. re: steinpilz

                  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.

                  1. re: HillJ

                    How many years did it take before it produced figs?

                    1. re: jrvedivici

                      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

                        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

                          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

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

                          1. re: wench31

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

                            1. re: jrvedivici

                              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

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

                                1. re: HillJ

                                  http://figs4fun.com/bills_figs.html

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

                              1. re: HillJ

                                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!

                                1. re: steinpilz

                                  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

                                    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

                                      LOL...yeah sizes run the gamut!

                                  2. re: steinpilz

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

                      2. Try Sickles Market in Little Silver.

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

                            1. 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

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

                              2. 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

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

                                2. Fresh figs are now available at Wegmans!

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