The Local Food Report
7:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Italian Fig Trees Thrive in Wellfleet

Credit Elspeth Hay

Twelve years ago, Charlie Amsler planted two tiny fig trees in his front yard in Wellfleet. Today, they're huge, thriving plants that produce loads of fruit each September. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with Charlie about the history of the trees, how figs grow, and what they need to thrive in our unique Cape climate. 

You can find a recipe for fig and arugula salad with prosciutto and gorgonzola on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore.

This piece is a rebroadcast. It originally aired September 13, 2012.