This is a photo of Sultan de Marabout fig, the tastiest fig I know. The tree produces, large, plump figs starting in August through October. Here at La Vie Rustic we’ve created trees for sale from cuttings of our mother tree, which is now about 12 years old. The trees will be shipped to you bare root, ready for planting either directly into a sunny spot or a large planter or pot.
Now is also an ideal time to be planning your year round kitchen garden or even getting some lettuce seeds started. Read about both as well as ordering information in the Potager section of our website.
The new La Vie Rustic Cooking and Living in the French Style is now available for purchase wherever fine books are sold or on-line. (See home page also) An entire chapter of the book is devoted to stories and recipes from the seasonal potager, and another to stories and recipes from the orchard. A particular favorite of the author is Fig-Glazed and Fig Stuffed Pork Rib Roast on pages 111-112. Other chapters are The Barnyard, Forest and Field, and Water.