The other day I checked my fig tree to see how the the ripening process was going. Last year I upgraded it from from fig stick, which it was for many years, as it managed to put out about 4 figs. This year it’s coming along nicely, and will perhaps triple production. Imagine my shock when I saw that I wasn’t the first to harvest this year:
That branch is only about a foot from the ground, so any number of creatures could have eaten them, but I’m betting it was raccoons. However, I did manage to get 7 very ripe figs. Not a lot, but by adding a small apple there was just enough for a half recipe of Super Fig Tart.
The crust has cheddar cheese in it, and would be quite nice with apples only, I’m sure. That less-than-perfect lattice job? We calls that rustic.