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johnnieb_dc

Figs splitting

15 years ago

We really needed the rain from Fay's remnants but it came at exactly the wrong time for my figs! We got about an inch of rain and my Brown Turkey figs immediately started splitting. Even a week after the rain some of them are still splitting wide open, and others are dropping before they are fully ripe. The figs that are ripening now are very big and juicy but their flavor is markedly inferior compared to the ones that ripened before the rain. My Brown Turkey was loaded with green figs this year and should be at its peak right now, but I would estimate that (including those lost to birds) more than half of the crop is ruined. And now they're predicting that Hanna will come through in a few days...

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