After all that rather tedious business with Steve Kellmeyer, I would like to add that on a lighter note, I have just discovered something that I have in common with the Prophet (PBUH, as they say – at least for this opinion):
Reported cultivated around 4000BC in the western Asian region, figs were revered by the prophet Muhammad, who said: “If I had to mention a fruit that descended from paradise, I would say this is it.” (The A2, Saturday Age, page 6)
Amen to that, Brother! I have just come back from the local Knox Festival, with a couple of bags of pot plants for which I paid $3. I also entered a free lottery (the only sort I ever enter!) for a box of seedlings, in which the question was “What is your favourite plant?” I thought for only a few seconds before putting down “Fig tree”.
The figs on our (neighbour’s) tree will be ripe in a week or two. I’m looking forward to trying out the A2’s suggestion that I stew them up with powdered ginger to make a sauce to go on roast beef… Yum, yum and drool drool. As the good book says “Every man ‘neath his vine and fig tree should live in peace and unafraid.”