If there ever was a luscious and botanically fascinating fruit, this is it! We’ve got a tree in the Darwin Garden here in Spencer Hall that is in the midst of producing a most bounteous crop of melt-in-your-mouth figs. The unusual ecology – there’s a mutualistic relationship between fig trees and the tiny wasps that fertilize the hidden flowers – is amazing. And so is the enjoyment of gathering and tucking into these delicate and tasty orbs. Three cheers for the Ficus, a botanical and delectable marvel!


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