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Late Pickings - PICONE BLACK FIG: Ficus carica

Some of my Late Variety PICONE BLACK FIG: Ficus carica - Still a few more to pick, I have been making little Danish Pastries w/Fig, Apple, Almonds & a touch of Apple Liqueur (soaked for a couple of hours). They are lovey warm with Mascarpone Cream.

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Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 22, 2020 at 11:36

Sorry Andy, All have been eaten, though I have frozen a few and intend to make something with them for Roger & Brenda's Christmas in July.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 22, 2020 at 11:34

Hi Doug, Yes I would love the tulsi plant, and wouldn't mind a cuttting or 2 of the Condrias when you are cutting back in September, I have a few different varieties I can share with you they have all grown very well this year but would do much better with more rain..

Comment by Barbara Tealby on June 20, 2020 at 15:19

Good to know, Doug.

Comment by Doug Hanning on June 20, 2020 at 7:19

Daleys put up new sales on their website on tuesdays. They only email or text if they dont sell the stock in a few days. The only way to get some stuff with limited supply is to check on tuesdays and get first dibs.

Those figs look great Dianne, I have some Condrias that are ripening up atm.  Did you still want a tulsi plant, I can drop one by if you do.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 19, 2020 at 21:31

Hang on... just going out to look for my invite to afternoon tea!

Comment by Barbara Tealby on June 19, 2020 at 17:53

It seems that waiting for trees from Daley's is the usual thing to do. Sometimes I even forget I've put my name down for something and get a bit of a surprise when the email comes!

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 19, 2020 at 12:54

This one can be had to get so keep your eye out at Daley's, I had to wait quit a while for mine.. Black Figs are very high in Vitamins so that is an extra bonus.

Comment by Barbara Tealby on June 19, 2020 at 12:39

Great to have such a late-fruiting variety of fig. Seems you can have figs for many months! That one's next on my list.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 19, 2020 at 12:27

I am sure it will, it didn't really take take long about 3 years, now he just has to talk to his mates planted beside him and tell them we want a bumper crop next. I would love to make a Fig Liqueur, with whole Figs and then use the Figs in a Dessert.

Comment by Christa on June 19, 2020 at 12:03

Yummy, danish pastries, liquer figs and mascarpone, the ultimate in desserts.  You can always hang up a shingle and charge people for your yummy delights. 

Let's hope my piccone fig tree follows in the same way with abundance. 

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