What do you know?! The volunteer fig tree has figs! I never expected a thing out of this tree that was, not doubt, transported to my garden from my neighbor’s by way of a bird. It’s growing in a good sized terra cotta pot. I had thought about pruning it to match the rest of espalier orchard; instead I think I’ll just try to keep the growth under control with pruning. It’s still young enough for me to change my mind.
It seems the world’s supply of figs are grown in the Mediterranean. If this tree grows as easily and carefree as it has so far, I may be able to place a dot on the map representing Bakersfield, California.
If fruit production doesn’t boom, perhaps Farmer MacGregor and I could go into the clothing trade if times get tougher. Various sizes available. Color choices are limited.