It’s that time again. Time to play the: will these figs ripen before the weather turns cold game 😄. The black Spanish have been green rocks for quite awhile now. The heat seems to be slowing down and I’m wondering if these will make it. What changes the speed of fruit ripening? Tree size, heat, ground moisture, all of the above? The only truly reliable fig in Portland seems to be my desert king which ripens a breba in august.