We have a fig tree that we planted about 5 or 6 years ago and for about the last 4 years we have been able to pick enough figs to enjoy a good feed during the relatively short season. Invariably, the birds get some and some go rotten, particularly the last couple of years when we have had a lot of summer rain. This season has been mostly warmer than usual and fairly dry.
I have been picking and eating figs when I am in the garden for the past few weeks so yesterday I started picking some and realised that there was an enormous number ready to pick. Here is the result. Yes, that is my hat that I collected some in.
24 hours later I have semi-dried figs.