Would you ‘Adam ‘n’ Eve’ it ?
Posted by Big John on July 24, 2007
Over the years I have planted a number of shrubs and other plants in my garden, but never a fig tree. This one just grew out of the middle of the hedge between my garden and that of my neighbour.
This year it has grown to about 12ft tall and has born ripe fruit. In the past it only produced small hard green ‘berries’.
I don’t know how common fig trees are in this country, but according to Wikipedia they are… ‘native to southwest Asia and the eastern Mediterranean region (Greece east to Afghanistan)’.
I would have thought that figs needed plenty of sunshine to ripen, not the ‘monsoon’ weather we’ve been experiencing this summer, which would be better suited to growing rice.
Perhaps, like everything else at the moment, it’s all due to climate change, so maybe I should think about planting a tree to offset my ‘carbon footprint’ (whatever that is) or my frequent methane emissions.
If I do, I wonder how long it will be before …
… a coconut lands on my head ?