Ripening wild Figs at home?

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Ripening wild Figs at home?

Post: #245099 Paul_C
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:21 pm

well thankfully we have a nice climate in devon and i found a bunch of fig trees which are laden with unripened figs. i dont expect them to actualy ripen on the tree especialy as its starting to get cooler. the fruits thmeselves are green. i belive they are common figs

i am attempting to force ripen them using a bannana in a bowl with a few of them as a trial but not sure if it will work or not.


any ideas? or am i hopeping to much

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Re: Ripening wild Figs at home?

Post: #247298 Aesculus
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:30 pm

I know you posted this some time ago however I thought I'd reply anyway :wave: as far as I'm aware figs stop ripening the moment of picking and don't respond to ethylene (the gas given off by ripe bananas :scratch: ) you can however oil them with olive oil while they are still on the plant which is meant to hasten ripping :thumbright:

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Re: Ripening wild Figs at home?

Post: #247304 Davie Crockett
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:37 pm

You could try this: http://www.chezmaggieandjeff.com/2009/09/roasted-green-fig-salad-with-port-wine.html Image

Or alternatively make green fig wine: http://www.ehow.com/how_5415520_make-fig-wine.html

Keep us informed with what you do :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Ripening wild Figs at home?

Post: #247306 Davie Crockett
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:03 pm

I've just found a forum dedicated to figs! http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/harvest/msg081111091324.html

There's recipes for Candied Figs, Fig Chutney and confit at the bottom of that page.
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Re: Ripening wild Figs at home?

Post: #247312 Paul_C
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:20 pm

thanks for that.

to be honest i didnt get chance to pop back to the tree to check them as it is in a differnt part of torbay. they didnt ripen which wasnt a suprise but was worth a go.

ill need to remember it next year and check them again.


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