Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Island Fig Trees

Figs are beginning to ripen in the village. Chester Lynn, native islander and proprietor of Annabelle's Florist on the Back Road, is an expert on Ocracoke figs.

A Ripening Ocracoke Island Fig

A recent episode on WRAL TV titled"Fig trees have roots in Ocracoke Island family's history " featured Chester talking about his love of these fascinating trees.

You can watch the WRAL episode here: http://www.wral.com/news/local/video/15811605/

And you can read more about Chester here: https://ocracokeobserver.com/2015/06/15/chester-lynn-an-island-original/ 

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is an article about one of the early July 4th Parades written by Alice Rondthaler in 1953. It is accompanied by vintage photos.You can read the Newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062116.htm


  1. Anonymous5:30 PM

    Figs are packed with sugar. One average size fig contains 10 grams of sugar which is the same as one and a half teaspoons of sugar. Quite a punch.

    1. Anonymous8:59 PM

      Yum! They also have a lot of fiber, more per ounce than most fruits, and fiber is really good for you. Everything in moderation!