Our fig tree is covered in immature figs, but I fear that unless we have a long, hot autumn, they will not ripen this year. The earliest figs ripen about now, and we’ve had a few each, but I’ve read that those which don’t ripen this year, will ripen earlier next year: however, they don’t seem to over-winter terribly well.

DH found this scripture in his reading today:

The LORD showed me two baskets of figs placed in front of the temple of the LORD. One basket had very good figs, like those that ripen early; the other basket had very poor figs, so bad they could not be eaten. (Jeremiah 24:1,2)

Seems like we aren’t the only people to have this problem!