Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fig-o-rama


Man, who knew. There's like 26 varieties of fig trees -- probably more. I got the Kadota variety, which is a green skinned fig. Apparently, according to the online guides I found, the Kadota doesn't do so good in the Northwest. The Kadota is "Best in hot, dry regions, such as California's Central Valley," according to this here fig site and this here fig site. It's "A leading commercial fig in California." Hmm. On second thought, looks like maybe I should have gotten the English Brown Turkey fig or the King. I'm not sure if I should take it back or what. On top of that, apparently the Kadota is one of the not-that-sweet varieties. I love a sweet fig. Poopy. Anyways, here it is. What should I do? Stay the course with the Kadota, or try to score me a Brown Turkey?

12 comments:

Mark said...

pizza, buggy whips, climate ...

screw metaphors and poetry. it's the tree of facts. indeed, to be sure, it is what it is.

Janice said...

Well, there is the ole charlie brown thing. You've given new hope to the little tree, just think what it will do to return it now! Do you have room for two?

kateco said...

I was going to say return it for the Brown Turkey, but seeing Janice's comment I feel kind of grinchy for saying so. If I remember right, figs are slow-growing trees, so maybe you do have room for two -- you could call it "the fig grove."

The fig grove of the future where life if so bountiful pizza grows on trees.

Mark said...

Janice, excellent idea. And Kaye, that's more like it. Total poetry!

Mark said...

Janice, excellent idea. And Kaye, that's more like it. Total poetry!

Michelle said...

Dudes, you have an inherant rightness. Fig grove it is.

Michelle said...

er... inherent. Mark's such a nag.

Mark said...

hey man, if this is going to be the fig grove of literalness we might as well spell things right.

kateco said...

heh

crazyhair said...

sheesh.

Val said...

Well, sorry to be the contrarian when Janice is present, but you weren't happy with the plum tree cuz it was barely hanging on to life. So you may not like seeing the Kadota struggle in the wet chill, wishing it were basking in the hot California desert sun. :-/

Michelle said...

good point val. Damn. I'm torn!