Extending Fall Fig Harvest

Extend fall fig harvest with a plastic tunnel or greenhosueFIG GROWERS IN TEMPERATE CLIMATES know that lots of the figs on their plants won’t ripen before the first fall frost causes the plant to go dormant. Such a waste!!

Some fig lovers protect fig plants from fall frost to allow more fruit to ripen before the tree goes into dormancy.

An unheated plastic greenhouse or tunnel can raise the air temperature considerably—delaying dormancy, and ripening more figs. Yum!