It seems peculiar. Why should the fig plant not protect its fruit until the seeds can fall to the ground? Is splitting open some unusual way of enticing animals to eat the fruit? Slight splitting shouldn’t put you off eating a fig. It is actually quite normal and caused by humidity. Well drained land usually… Continue reading Why do figs split open?
No, figs don’t ripen after being picked. So you need to read carefully. If you are picking the figs yourself make sure they aren’t too hard and that they are easy to remove. Just lift them gently and they should begin to become unattached or feel ready to leave the tree. Unripe figs don’t taste… Continue reading Do figs ripen after they are picked off the tree?
…or are you just happy to have an iPhone6 plus that bends? The latest Apple fiasco is pretty worrying for a number of reasons. Maybe it isn’t too common. Could be blown out of proportion by iPhone haters. I have noticed that in the Android ecosystem negative news about iPhones seem to be promoted… Continue reading Is that an iBanana in your pocket?
Some people also report having sore gums or their mouth going numb. This problem is cause primarily from unripe figs, often the case when they are picked too soon and – watch out – figs don’t ripen when stored. Try cutting an unripe fig and you will see a milk like liquid. This contains a… Continue reading Why do figs hurt my tongue?
Syko – is fig in Greek and it was the same in Ancient Greece. philo-sykos means “friend of the fig” and many famous ancient Greeks professed to this love, including Plato and of course Solon who banned the export of figs as he considered them way too useful for the inhabitants of Attica. Another Greek king,… Continue reading The Greeks had a name for it