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Monday, 31 July 2017

First Fruit From My Brunswick Fig Plant.

It was in the middle of February this year that I made my first trip to the Figs Farm in Simpang Pulai, Perak. If you are interested to read my previous posts on my fig plants, you can click here and here.
Photo taken on 16.02.2017
This is my first fig plant that I bought from the Figs Farm. It was my first time trying to grow a fig plant. So to be on the safe side, I am only willing to invest in the cheapest and smallest plant at the farm. If the plant die on me, I won't lose so much. Lol! 
Photo taken on 02.03.2017
 I didn't re-pot it immediately because I wanted it to get accustomed to my garden.
Photo taken on 23.03.2017
Meanwhile I faithfully fed it with organic fertilizer that I bought from the farm. Somehow, I didn't get to re-pot it even after it had grown to more than triple its original height.
Photo taken 02.05.2017
 I noticed that it only grew upwards and not sideways. So I decided to re-pot it into a big flower pot. I used normal garden soil bought from the plant nursery and watered it once a day. I fertilize it about once in every 2 weeks.
Photo taken on 12.05.2017
My Brunswick fig plant started to fruit! 
Photo taken on 23.05.2017
 The first fruit growing bigger each day.
Photo taken on 05.06.2017
Growing bigger.
Photo taken on 08.06.2017
Daily monitoring the fruit as I watered my plants.
Photo taken 07.07.2017
So happy to see another 2 fruits appearing on the plant.
Photo taken on 11.07.2017
Sign of more fruits appearing ....
Photo taken on 29.07.2017
The first fruit is turning yellowing and it is the sign of the fruit ripening.
Took a close up shot of the ripening fig. I waited to see if it will change to deeper colour.
Photo taken on the 31.07.2017
The 2nd and 3rd fig fruits on the Brunswick fig tree.
And the 4th and 5th fig fruits!
This fig plant is now about 3.75 feet tall.
Photo taken on the 31.07.2017
The first fruit has turned slightly reddish brown and it was a bit soft. I thought it was about time to harvest it. I was feeling excited to harvest and taste the first fruit! 
I could easily open the fruit with a slight squeeze with my thumbs and fingers from both hands. Hmmm...the softer part where it was more reddish brown tasted much sweeter than the part that was still yellowish. The part that is nearer to the stalk is slightly crunchy. Maybe I should have harvested it a day or two later. My curiosity and taste buds is now satisfied! I am looking forward to more harvests and I am glad I bought this plant.

You supply it, and they gather it.

You open wide your hand to feed them,

and they are satisfied with all your bountiful provision.

(Psalm 104:28, The Living Bible-TLB)

68 comments:

  1. Wow! You can grow anything!!! And your bible verse for today is perfect.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. I am so happy to get to taste my own garden's fig! Have a beautiful day!

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  2. I got no fate with plants... I can only admire...

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    1. Ha ha Sharon, don't worry. Gardening is hard work and not always we get to eat the fruit of our labour.

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Very excited to harvest own grown. So far the only luck I have is lime plant. Others died on me. Lol.

    You sure have green fingers. Eberything grows well in your garden.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. My lime plants are not fruiting yet. Hope they will do well also.

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  5. I share your joy Nancy:) Of all the fruit trees we planted in our garden, I love the fig tree the most...I'm glad you got one too:)

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    1. Thank you, Annie. Actually, I have 2 fig plants but the other one has no sign of fruit yet.

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  6. So cute that the fruit grows from the "junction" of the trunk and stem. I thought they were new branches at first.

    I kept an eye out for figs during my last trip to the plant nursery here... sadly didn't see any.

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    1. We can find fig plants in the morning market now. Some have propagated them and are selling the plants.

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  7. How exciting! Looks like you will be getting more fresh figs to eat. I have only eaten the dried ones.

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. Now waiting for the rest of the fruits to ripen. Have a beautiful day!

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  8. Uma figueira jovem que já dá figos.
    Um abraço.
    Autografos Futebol

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a good day!

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  9. What a fine looking plant, looks like its growing well. Greetings!

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    1. Thank you, Blogoratti. I hope it will grow well and bears more figs. Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Really got green hands la, Nancy.. figs are expensive and full of vitamins too.. next time can eat it like that or blend with other fruits..

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    1. Thank you, Claire. I like to eat it fresh from the tree! I am looking forward to propagate more plants, waiting for the plant to grow bigger.

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  11. "...and they are satisfied with all your bountiful provision."

    Amen!

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    1. Thank you, Sandi. Praise the Lord for His provisions! Amen!

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  12. Cool! Your fig tree looks healthy and great. I can't wait for the fig season arrive here.

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    1. My fig tree is in a pot. I am sure those planted in the ground will bear abundant fruits.

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  13. Olá, adoro figos, principalmente os pretos, vivo na zona onde existe muita quantidade e variedade, gosto também dos mesmos torrados com amêndoa dentro e açúcar amarelo. seu figos estão perfeitos para comer daqui mais uns dias.
    Feliz semana,
    AG

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    1. Thank you, AG. Next time I will wait for another few more days to harvest. Your description of how you eat your figs makes me want to try them out. Sounds great.

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  14. congrats! you took care of it really well so you are blessed with the fruits. fresh figs are tasty!

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I love figs, even the dried ones. Now that I have tasted fresh figs, I prefer the fresh ones.

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  15. ...I hope that there will be many more to come.

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  16. Congratulations :) It's amazing that you have your own fig fruits :)
    www.evelinebison.pl

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    1. Thank you, Eveline. I was not sure it will grow but now I know it can.

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  17. Hooray for home grown figs! They are so good. Our fig trees are robbed by the birds and squirrels, so we get very few of them.

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    1. I was impatient to harvest my first fig, was so worried that the birds will get to it before I did. Ha ha!

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a lovely day!

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  19. How wonderful! I enjoyed this series of photos watching it develop and producing its fruit.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. I enjoy documenting and watching the progress of my plants in my garden. Its so fulfilling.

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  20. You have a wonderful green thumb. Yummy. It's great to eat something that you raised.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. I am getting so excited over a small little fresh fig. Ha ha...all because it is the first fruit!

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  21. Oh well done! Enjoy lots more from your fig plant!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Looking forward to more fruits from the plant.

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  22. Nancy, you are absolutely amazing! You have a great talent for flowers and plants! So beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I think I am so blessed that the fig is growing so well.

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  23. We have 2 large trees and despite the early crop being taken out by frost it looks like we might get a good late crop. Well done your plants do well Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. I can imagine both your trees laden with abundant fruits.

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  24. Very beautiful plants and trees. Sounds interesting:) Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a beautiful day!

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  25. you really have such a great green thumb...

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    1. Thank you, Krishna. I am so happy it finally fruited!

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  26. Cuanto me alegra que hayas probado los higos. Besitos.

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    1. Thank you, Teresa. I am glad I did. No regrets.

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  27. I'm so excited that you have figs! I love figs!

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    1. Thank you, dear. I am also very excited! Have a lovely day!

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  28. You certainly have skill with plants!

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    1. Thank you, William. My first time with fig plants.

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  29. I like seeing this...glad that it bore fruit for you!

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  30. Caring for plants, though laborious, is very rewarding.

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    1. Thank you, dear. And that is what encourages me when I feel like giving up - the rewards!

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  31. You have a wonderful green thumb. Yummy. It's great to eat something that you raised.


    ทางบ้าน

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  32. Your fig plant is growing well. You have green fingers too. Enjoy the fruit of your labour.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. It is my first fig plant and now I am very encouraged! Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne. Have a nice day!

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