Miss Hall Fig – Local Heirloom!
It’s a small world, after all. In trying to track down the late Mrs. Ethel Hall’s story, we spoke to her friend Shirley Snell, who used to sell wildflowers next to Mrs. Hall at the Timberlake farmer’s market in Tallahassee, Florida. Mrs. Snell told us that Mrs. Hall was a Gainey before she was a Hall, and her people came from up near the Georgia line. See our Gainey pomegranates for the connection – she might be kin! Mrs. Hall passed away in the summer of 2008, after a productive 90-some years of gardening. Mrs. Hall grew these fabulous great big black, dark red-fleshed sweet and tasty figs, up near the Miccosukee community area for many years. Mrs. Snell recalled that it was mid-July when they were at their peak of perfection and sold at the market. Ripens mid July. Zones 8B-10.