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2011-12-01 19:06:40

Researchers have confirmed a unique behavior within the male population of tiny fig wasps that pollinate fig trees — they team up to help pregnant females, even if they have not mated themselves. Published online in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, the study confirms that placid male pollinator fig wasps work together to chew an escape tunnel for their females, before crawling back into the fig to die - the non-pollinating variety are too busy fighting each other to help....

2011-10-21 07:00:00

The Fruits Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the category Fig to its collection of crops. This section comprises 34 resources to one of the first plants that was cultivated by humans. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 Edible figs (Ficus carica, Moraceae) are the fruits of up to six meters...

2011-08-04 08:00:00

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the old saying goes, good things come to those who wait. The classic expression holds true for the 2011 California fresh fig season. Late season rains caused a slight delay to the much anticipated availability of California fresh figs, but fig farmers are reporting that the main crop harvest is underway now and fresh figs grown in California will be plentiful until mid-December. (Photo:...

2011-03-17 20:36:59

Research produces recommendations for effective pruning strategies The common fig is a subtropical, deciduous fruit tree grown in most Mediterranean-type climates. Although some believe that figs may be the oldest cultivated fruit species on earth, global expansion of fig crops has been hindered by the narrow research base pertaining to production practices and the limited number of fig cultivars currently available. Recently, three black figs were established in the Mediterranean-type...

2011-02-24 16:45:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fig Food(TM) Company, LLC, the manufacturer of organic, plant-based soups, today premiered a short film about romance and soup. "The Date" reveals the love of two friends that develops organically over a bowl of soup. Written and directed by Academy Award Nominee Luke Matheny, the film is the first in a series which will tell entertaining stories while reminding consumers about the role healthy eating and yummy soups can play in their lives. "The...

2010-11-11 06:40:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fig Food(TM) Company, LLC announced today that its portfolio of organic soups is now available across the United States through Whole Foods Markets and other natural food stores. "First and foremost, Fig Food soups taste yummy," said President and Company Founder Joel Henry. "We cook our soups to bring the most flavor to each spoonful. We use real garlic and yellow onion, not garlic and onion powder; authentic herbs, like epazote in the Yucatan...

2010-09-20 22:52:16

LSU breeding program produces new fig selection for home orchards The ancient fig tree, first imported to the United States during the 16th century, thrives in areas of California and the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast areas of the U.S. One of the most popular trees grown in Southern backyards, fig is favored for its versatile fruit and low-maintenance production. Charles E. Johnson, Ed O'Rourke, and James E. Boudreaux, from the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center in Baton Rouge,...

2010-07-06 11:41:00

FRESNO, Calif. July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is here and with it one of the season's finest offerings - fresh California figs. Succulent, aromatic and naturally sweet, fresh figs grown in California will be plentiful until mid-December. Fig growers report excellent quality amid a harvest estimated to come in at nearly 12 million pounds this year. With fruit now available in stores, California fig farmers offer the following tips when purchasing figs, including: Look for the softest...

2010-06-16 13:55:47

The world's oldest known example of a fig wasp has been found on the Isle of Wight. The fossil wasp is almost identical to the modern species, proving that this tiny but specialized insect has remained virtually unchanged for over 34 million years. The fossil isn't a new find but was wrongly identified as an ant when it was first discovered in the 1920s. Fig wasp expert at the University of Leeds, Dr Steve Compton, was called in to study the fossil when the late Dr Mikhail Kozlov spotted the...


Latest Common fig Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Crater (cup) Constellation -- Location: Southern Hemisphere, low on the southern horizon in the Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 11h; Declination: -15; Source: Greek mythology The constellation Crater is in the same area of the sky as the constellations Hydra and Corvus. This constellation was not created so much because it looked like a cup, but because the stars that make it up were near the constellation Hydra. While Hydra is associated primarily with a very...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Corvus (crow) Constellation -- Location: Southern Hemisphere, very low on the southern horizon in the Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 12h; Declination: -20; Source: Greek mythology, Arab, sailor's lore The constellation Corvus is named for the crow, a bird associated with Apollo. The star pattern looks nothing like a bird. It consists of four bright stars that form a quadrilateral and better fits the Arab designation of a tent, or the sailor's lore that identifies it as...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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