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Fig Fest Class and Luncheon

Celeste Fig Tree at Raincathcer’s

Fig Fest, Celebrating a Seasonal Delicacy

With their sweet taste and luscious texture, figs can be used in a variety of culinary dishes. From growing to harvest, we’ll give you the information needed to become a fig expert. Join us; class will be indoors and luncheon reservations are still being taken.

Instructor: Jeff Raska, Dallas County Horticulture Program Assistant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Tuesday, August 7th – 10:00am*

Hosted by Raincatcher’s Garden of Midway Hills located at 11001 Midway Road

Master Gardeners earn one-hour education credit; class is free.

Immediately following Jeff’s presentation, you are invited to join us for lunch. Lunch is by reservation only.

$15 per person

Seating is limited to 48 guests and is by paid reservation only:


Figgy Focaccia and Grilled Figs with Thyme Honey

Fig, Arugula and Walnut Salad with Fresh Citrus Vinaigrette

Rosemary Flank Steak with Fig Salsa

Lemony Rice Pudding with Figs and Saba

Fig and Strawberry Tart topped with Fresh Fig Ice Cream

Fig Flavored Tea and Water


*All Members of the Public Invited

Class and Lunch are indoors at Midway Hills Christian Church and lunch reservation deadline has been extended to Friday, August 3rd.

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6 responses »

  1. Any suggestions for how to get my celeste fig to actually grow are very welcome!! It’s been the same “just hanging on” one foot for almost 3 years. I five it supplemental water.

  2. Stephen Seewoester

    Sorry Im missing the fig fest. Im in California. My Celeste fig tree only produced about 100 lbs this year less than half of last year. Here is my little tree.

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Are you saying your tree has not grown? It should be 8 feet tall by now. Is it planted in full sun and being watered? I hope you can come to the class. The lunch is sold out but the lecture is free and open to all.

    I asked Jeff Raska about my Celeste Fig because mine has small fruit that don’t look like they will mature. He said the winter of 2017 was not good for fig trees in the Dallas area because It was cold enough to cause the tree to die to the ground. Hopefully next winter will be better.


    • yes it’s the darndest thing that fig has been in the ground three years it’s in full sun I water it. I also have Japanese figs (Kadota)which I never expect to grow they were a gift they’re really not suited for this area even though I do get fruit-but I Celeste fig?! That’s why I bought it. It looks the same as it did when I brought it home about a foot tall. It’s very annoying not to mention the fact that the squirrels ate all my Japanese figs but I didn’t have any figs on this particular planned.
      I sure wish I could come to this talk but I have to care for someone who is very ill and can’t leave the house at that time of day.

      But I would love to come by some other time and look at this garden. I’ve been following your blog for a couple years now and been meaning to stop.


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