“This was the first year we have had fruit and actually been able to eat them, but what to do with the dozens of unripe ones?” a fourth fan said.

Hoping for advice, another asked: “Any suggestions on how to get figs to ripen? I have a bumper harvest, but not ripe.”

“I leave mine to ripen on a window,” a helpful follower offered.

According to the Gardeners’ World website there are a few varieties of fig trees, which are hardy enough to grow in the UK, such as Brown Turkey and Brunswick.

However they may not yield the same “quantity or sweetness” of those grown in the Mediterranean.

source: express.co.uk

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