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The fig tree

The figs

Here is another beautiful photograph by my son Hardeep, taken from a nearby fig tree. I love figs. Expressions like “I care a fig” are also there in the English language. The fig fruit (or rather, technically a flower) has a lot of interesting features – you can refer to the following links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fig

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/senior/fruits/fig1.htm

Since the flower is invisible, there is a Bengali proverb: tumi jeno dumurer phool hoe gele, you have become (invisible like) the dumur flower. The derisive English idiom I don’t care a fig probably originates from the abundance of this fruit.

Figs

Figs

The actual photograph is the early green stage of the fruit which will later ripen and change colors gradually, as seen above. Enjoy eating the fruit, commonly known as “Anjeer” in Hindi. It is available in fresh and dry forms.