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I have a fig tree and I never had one before. 

The crows were eating the figs, so I popped out and rescued about 30. 

Now what?

I'm used to eating dried figs.

I ripped one open and ate the insides.  Yummy.  Am I going to die now?

They still have a green skin.

 
                                
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you should go to the doctor immediately you may not make it
Just kidding
its safe
I would google fig preserves I love them that way the best.
Congrats on your fig tree I am trying to get one established here on my property my grandmother had one overr 20 years old and it was huge and full of figs I wish I couldve dug it up and transplanted it when she died but I dont think that would be possible.
 
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We buy fresh figs in the grocery store occasionally. I prefer them to dried figs.
 
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Well, I've eaten quite a few now. 

A friend stopped by and put a pile of them in old egg cartons.  He said that you want to keep them from touching each other. 

 
                                
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I will say this be careful when making the fig preserve. My mother would peel the figs before putting them in the perserves. And the acid from the figs after peeling a good batch of them would eat away the skin of her hands.
I've known other people to have the same problem.
 
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Thanks for the post - just reading now in December...

I can't think of a more luscious, sensuous fruit (in a non-tropical climate) than figs.  We have one too and it's like discovering a jewel every time a fat juicy one dangles, beckoning me.
 
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uh, i'm so lazy with such a messy fruit! i just spread it on morning toast.
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