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  • The Fig Tree
    • Dianna Howell (no login)
      Posted Aug 8, 2017 12:42 PM

      The fig tree is very unusual. Perhaps there are others that are similar but I am not aware of them. Anyway, my son was reading about the fig in the scriptures, and wanted to plant a couple of the trees. The first year we thought we had killed them because the branches looked withered and dead, and they broke off down to the ground. The next year they started growing again. I started paying attention to them and realized the dead looking branches were not quite as dead as I thought. I started seeing new growth from the old branch. The new is green and tender at first then it starts looking weathered and the process repeats. So the old base is the support and structure for the new. The process is so visual that you can observe the growth unlike other trees.

      There is also an unusual process for the fruit too. The first figs grow on the old branches, they are usually larger and more flavorful, but not as numerous. Then you have the second fruiting on the green branches. They are more numerous but the fruit isn't as sweet.

      This year we had a late winter frost and it bit my first figs, and stunted their growth. They stayed on the tree, but never grew. The only figs that made it to full growth were the ones closer to the inside on the oldest growth. I guess you could say they were closer to the root. I read that the root is very large. You shouldn't mess with the root, because it will kill the tree. In order to transplant the fig to another area, you break off a branch, wrap it in a wet cloth and put it in a cool place. After a time, roots will start sprouting at the base. You can then place it in a pot of dirt, but you can't take it outside yet. In the spring you can begin acclimating it to being outside. You start it out in the shade a couple of hours each day, until it builds up tolerance to the change of environment eventually working to full sun.

      What wonderful lessons our Lord Jesus was pointing to when spoke about the fig tree!

      Now I better run to beat the birds, squirrels and mice to the second bloom of figs or I won't get any at all! (Maybe, that is another lesson, since the animals spread the seeds inadvertently, not realizing they are fulfilling the work of tree).
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