Giant Figs: #WordlessWednesday


“Life is a journey of new findings and profound discoveries”  – NatashaMusing



giant figs

So, here’s my back story. I discovered these giant figs in Balur Estate, the stunning coffee plantation at Chikmagalur. And to my utter surprise I discovered that figs actually grow out of the bark of a tree. I had no idea whatsoever about this interesting phenomenon. Did you know that figs grow out of the fig tree’s bark? 

I totally love figs, but unfortunately these still weren’t ripe, so I was deprived the chance to dig into its juicy flavours. But I’m so glad I got an opportunity to see a fig tree for real and discover an unstated fact.




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18 thoughts on “Giant Figs: #WordlessWednesday

  1. Archana says:

    Wow! Lovely! And while on this subject, the fig as we know it is actually the inflorescence that holds the flowers inside! Amazing tree indeed 🙂

    • Natasha says:

      Oh my, my that is a wonderful piece of information. I feel enlightened by the mighty fig tree now. Have learnt so much. Thanks a lot, Archana for sharing this useful nugget of information.

  2. Esha says:

    Wow! How big are the figs? This is amazing…I’d been to Chikmagalur about 8 years ago but never chanced upon these before. So glad you shared this, Natasha. Quite an eye-opener for me, as I never knew figs grew on the bark of trees.

  3. Vinitha says:

    Okay, so I’ve never given a thought on where figs grew, so it is safe to say that this is a completely new information to me. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Natasha! 🙂

  4. kalpana says:

    That’s a good tidbit info you gave there Natasha. I knew a bit about it as I have planted a fig sapling in my farm. Incidentally there are many fruits that grow out of the tree’s trunk like Jackfruit for instance. It’s amazing isn’t it…Nature and its wonders!!!

    • Natasha says:

      Yeah and I love jackfruit too. Both delicious fruits and jackfruit is a yummy vegetable too. I’ve seen tons of jackfruit trees, but never a fig tree.

      Where is your farm Kalpana? Do you live there or in the city?

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