Growing up in England, I didn’t eat a ripe, fresh fig until I was 22. Ever since, I have been in love with them. I planted many trees on the farm but the gophers got them all. Now that we have owls that keep the gophers under control, I will be planting figs again this winter. This fig is from a tree planted around the farmhouse. Figs love the soil and climate here, and so as long as we can establish the trees, we will have plenty of figs for everyone to enjoy. - Nigel