Despite losing all of its leaves a few weeks ago, our valiant little tree managed to ripen some figs. We picked them this morning. Since we have never before tasted fresh figs, we were a little nervous about sampling them. Fear, however, was unnecessary. The little fruits were very mild with a slightly sweet, grape-like flavor. I still have no idea why the tree lost its leaves, but I am grateful that they are growing back. We definitely need more figs!