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Violette de Bordeaux Fig Tree

Figs are like a fruit holiday.  They have two short seasons each year.  Figs are a little sensitive to cold weather, and therefore not very available in many parts of the world.  Including my part of the world, much to my dismay.  So what’s a fig lover to do?  Grow them, of course!

Fig Leaves Close Up
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Parfianka Pomegranate Tree

Parfianka Pomegranate Tree Parfianka Pomegranate TreeEach week when I do my grocery shopping, I allow myself a single impulse item.  I usually choose something small and immediately edible, like a chocolate square.  But one sunny April afternoon, our local grocery store put out a cart full of very young fruit trees.  I saw this little pomegranate tree (a leafy stick covered in aphids), and I was in love.  Despite the looks of this tiny tree, I believed in its potential.  Ten dollars is more than I would usually pay for an impulse item, but I justified the cost with dreamy imagery of my future self picking home-grown pomegranates by the bushel.  Of course, there were a few potential complications.  Minor things, like the fact that I live in an apartment, I don’t have a yard, and one day I may have to move cross-country to an agricultural zone too cold for fresh pomegranates.  Details, details!  Screw it, I put the tree in my shopping cart anyway.
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