The Mysore Fig Tree
Right off of Sandy Lane in Estero is a community called The Groves in Estero, Florida. It was once an orange grove, hence the name. I drove down Sandy Lane to take pictures of the goats at a ranchette but the goats weren’t cooperating. I continued north until I got to the intersection at Broadway and came to the Mysore Fig Tree.
I’ve driven by it a thousand times. My cousin Dee Dee use to live in The Groves, back in the day. This day I stopped and took a few pictures. The shame of the pictures are, I didn’t have a subject in front of the tree to give it perspective. It’s not as big as the Banyan Tree at the Thomas Edison Estate but it is large and unusual and on of my favorite Wizard of Oz trees.
The owner was picking up the leaves and figs that had dropped when I drove by. She and her son make jelly with the figs. They offered me some but I’ve been having sugar issues lately so I passed on the offer.
If you’re curious to learn more about this 100+ year old tree visit the website www.MysoreFigTree.com.
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