A fig tree grows in Maine

Sep 14, 2016 742

Ten years ago, Don Endrizzi planted a fig tree outside his home, which sits a long stone's throw from Maine's largest salt marsh. Beach plum, cord grass, quack grass, foxtail barley, chaffy sedge, glasswort, poison ivy and cattails – also mosquitoes – call the marsh home. Fig trees do not.

Home is the Mediterranean, where the fruits of the fig grow large and plump and voluptuous. Scarborough, it hardly needs saying, is a long way from the Mediterranean. Figs are thought to have arrived in America with Spanish missionaries in the 18th century. Thomas Jefferson brought cuttings of the Marseilles fig to Monticello.

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