Annual Fig Tree Unwrapping

Conshohocken Community Garden has a fig tree that is shared by all.  We have been fortunate to get a great yield from the tree even though the tree is only 4 years old.

Figs are such a wonderful food.  Our tree allows us to have fresh-picked figs every year. Since we live in a colder-weather climate, fresh off the tree figs means a lot of work to keep a fig tree healthy during the bitter cold winter months.

wrapped fig tree
If you were wondering what was under this tarp, you are about to find out

Why do we wrap the tree in at least three layers?  This was the winter of 2014.

A wonderful ritual of spring is unwrapping the many layers from our fig tree.

The final result is…..a bunch of branches.

conshohocken fig tree

But for those of you who have been around you know we will get this in a few months.

conshohocken figconshohocken figs

Having a fig tree in a cold weather climate is a lot of work, but well worth it.  Every member gardener is welcome to enjoy.

“Figs are high in fiber and a good source of several essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, calcium (which promotes bone density), copper, and potassium (which helps lower blood pressure), as well as vitamins, principally K and B6.”   

Figs also taste really good.

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