I had my My first fruit harvest of the year today. It was a Gris de St. Jean fig.
What makes it all the more remarkable is that I received it as a newly rooted cutting in August in a plastic cup (thanks @aphahn) and re-potted it into a 1 gal container and put it in a South facing window at work. Now, 1 day short of 5 months, it ripened the first fig.
Even better, the fruit was much tastier than any fig I’ve had before. Now, I haven’t really had that many- just grocery store figs and very late season figs from both Alan and my own yards. I didn’t like the grocery store ones and only some of the home-grown ones were barely OK.
This was good, with a sweet jelly middle. I’ll make sure to bring in my refractometer for the next one. Maybe I let it go a bit too long- it fell off over the weekend and I found it on the window sill. Before I saw it sitting there, I saw it missing and was worried that one of the cleaning staff had eaten it. I didn’t have too big a sample- sharing it 5 ways with co-workers didn’t leave a lot. But it does give me some hope that I’m growing figs for myself as well as my wife (she even likes the grocery store ones).