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Old 12-01-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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One of my favorite fall/early winter aromas is that of fig leaves after they have been frost bit and start turning and falling. This evening you can smell ours all over the neighborhood .
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I've got figs in pots inside my house and they really smell lovely. I haven't noticed any more odor as the leaves fall. Oh wait, they aren't getting frost bit because they are inside the house, but they really smell nice all the time.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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So do your "house figs" have fruit? Are they a special kind? I can see that they would make the house smell good.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I have King, Violette du Bordeau, Rattlesnake Island, Mary Lane, and Col de Dame. The Violette has a fig on her right now.

They go outside for the summer and come inside at the first threat of frost.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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I have King, Violette du Bordeau, Rattlesnake Island, Mary Lane, and Col de Dame. The Violette has a fig on her right now.

They go outside for the summer and come inside at the first threat of frost.
Thanks
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:45 PM
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Hmmm... I've been growing figs for years and never noticed any smell from them. Maybe my variety doesn't smell? I know one thing, the sap is VERY itchy! No way in hell Adam and Eve used fig leaves to cover their privates.

We had a bumper crop of figs this year. The most I've ever seen (over 30 years). Another benefit of global warming, I guess.

(location: Michigan)
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Hmmm... I've been growing figs for years and never noticed any smell from them. Maybe my variety doesn't smell? I know one thing, the sap is VERY itchy! No way in hell Adam and Eve used fig leaves to cover their privates.

We had a bumper crop of figs this year. The most I've ever seen (over 30 years). Another benefit of global warming, I guess.

(location: Michigan)
The aroma I'm referring to is not while they are producing but after the first frost or freeze and the leaves start falling.
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