During winter its chocolate colored, gnarled branches are bare with no leaves.
During spring these beautiful trees greet me with tightly packed buds with whorled leaves ready to sprout.
In August, when the end of summer is near, the fig tree’s leaves are begging to wither exposing an abundance of fresh figs for picking. I keep my eyes on the tree’s branches as many of the figs are ripe for picking and I always want to get as many as possible before the Florida August heat spoils the Fig Tree’s bounty.
Below are several ways to enjoy your fresh figs: