In season

Fig season has been in full flight at our Whale Bay, Raglan home. Every year in late summer, our two fig trees groan with fruit. We get up early every morning to pick the fruit that ripened overnight before the birds beat us to it.

Tree ripened figs are juicy and succulent. They're soft and need to be handled with care. We store them carefully in open egg cartons and often give them away by the tray-full. We eat figs on everything - our breakfast, in salads, desserts. We slow-dry them in the oven to use in our catering and still we can't use all we grow!

They're a fantastic fruit that thrives in the micro-climate of our seaside garden.