UK research could lead to figs for Kentucky gardeners

Although figs are traditionally associated with the Mediterranean climate, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Research is showing that Kentucky homeowners can grow in the future.

“Fig. Kentucky is not strong enough to withstand the winter,” says Ali Martinovsky, a UK horticultural research assistant. We are growing them in containers at the research station so that they can be easily transported in during the winter. Finally, this may be an option for some homeowners.

While many Americans are learning about their health benefits, figs are becoming increasingly popular. Figs are high in fiber and have good levels of calcium and potassium. These minerals help to lower blood pressure, increase bone strength, and improve digestion.

This is Fr. Matrnovsky grew up in potted plants, brown turkey, and celeste, with a variety of growing mediums in Princeton at the British Center for Research and Education. The seeds grow up to three feet[3 m]in height and begin to bear fruit in early August. To this day, brown turkey is more productive than Celestite. The growing medium was another group of pine bark and perlite mixture and pine bark and pro-mix. The perlite blend protects the trees from being too wet and like a dry natural climate.

If researchers continue to see success in the project, figs could be a staple food for Kentucky gardeners who enjoy eating figs and eating figs on sandwiches.

“This is something that homeowners can easily grow and share,” says Matrnovsky.

The next step for the researchers is to conduct market analysis to determine the demand for figs in the state.

The British College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will use its land grant to educate, research and expand Kentucky to improve the lives of Kentucky.


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