If you have never tasted fresh figs then you are missing out on one of the south’s greatest summer treats. Though they are delicious, it can be a challenge to find fig fruits for sale, even at farmer’s markets and farm stands. This is because figs do not store well and have a shelf life of only a few days at best. If you want fresh figs your best option is to plant a fig bush. Luckily, figs thrive in our region and are one of the easiest fruits to grow organically.
Learn more about growing figs by reading the rest of the article posted here on the Pender Extension website: http://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/2012/07/figs-the-forgotten-fruit/