Figs and dates are two different types of fruits. Figs are green or greenish-purple when ripe while dates are dark brown when fully sun ripened. Fig plants are shrubs while dates are grown on trees.Know More
Figs have been celebrated as a source of food energy since ancient times and appear in ancient Egyptian tombs, classical Greek literature and in the Bible. They originated in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions, becoming popular in Europe and eventually in the Americas via European colonists. When ripe, the fruit is small and round and the inside is soft and filled with small seeds. Figs are still grown in the Middle East, the Mediterranean regions and the Southwestern United States. In northern climates, they are typically found as dried fruit.
Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree. In modern times, they are grown in the Middle East, North Africa and Arizona and California in the United States. They are among the sweetest of fruits and go through several stages in their development from unripened fruit (called kimri in Arabic) to the soft, amber colored ripe fruit (called rutab) and the dark, soft, sun-dried fruit commonly found in supermarkets (called tamar.)
Both figs and dates are highly nutritious fruits. Figs have the highest concentration of minerals of any fruit, including calcium, potassium and iron as well as being high in fiber. Dates are also mineral-rich, containing calcium, iron, phosphorus, copper and manganese along with complex natural sugars.Learn more about Food
A food web is a comprehensive map of how energy moves, in the form of food, throughout an ecosystem, while a food chain is one specific path through the web. Most food webs on Earth derive their energy primarily, if not exclusively, from sunlight. That energy is captured by plants via photosynthesis and then distributed to the consumers in the environment.Full Answer >
Without the right tools and plans, eliminating creeping fig plants permanently can be difficult. To kill both the roots and the vine permanently, you require eye protection, gloves, pruning shears, glyphosate herbicide and a paintbrush.Full Answer >
Because fig trees derive from the Mediterranean, those planted in cooler climates require frost protection during winter months, explains Gardening Know How. At the end of the growing season, prune weak and sick branches less likely to survive the winter that may pull energy away from healthier parts of the tree. Then wrap the tree.Full Answer >
Pruning should be done in the winter, just before new growth begins to appear in the spring. If the tree is newly planted, prune it to an open-centered shape. If it is more established, prune away all but four evenly spaced branches which serve as the tree's primary scaffold branches.Full Answer >