Figs harvesting season

The fig harvesting season is in full swing to the delight of local fruit growers. However, birds also share in that delight, and they have keen eyes and know exactly when the figs are ripe.

Question: I am harvesting dozens of figs but the birds are harvesting even more. How can I beat the bird’s pecking the fruit?

Answer: The fig harvesting season is in full-swing to the delight of local fruit growers. However, birds also share in that delight, and they have keen eyes and know exactly when the figs are ripe. They don’t wait until the fig has softened, and you had better not either.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Locations

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.