How to tell if a fig is ripe

In this video, Monty shows how to tell if your fig harvest is ready and explains how best to pick the fruits.

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Aug

In this short excerpt from Gardeners' World, Monty Don is enjoying picking and eating figs from the Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' tree in Longmeadow's Dry Garden. Even during a cold grey summer, there are plenty to choose from. Watch as he demonstrates how to tell when the fruits are ripe and how to pluck them easily.

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