This is my first every try at making green fig preserve. This here is my resident fig tree. (A baby tree still. My little fig tree ( photo / image / picture from Palm Tree's Garden ) and then I cleaned, washed and scraped the figs in preparation for soaking them in a Lime solution. Cleaned and scraped figs ( photo / image / picture from Palm Tree's Garden ) FOr my very first harvest I am happy with the amount of figs. It should be just enough for one jar of preserve. I will post the piccies as I progress. Incidently I am using the following recipe: Lime solution. 2,5 litres of water, 10 ml slaked lime and 2,5 ml Bicarbonate of soda. 1 kg green figs 1 kg sugar 1,5 litres of water 5 ml lemon juice 5 ml ground ginger. First wash, clean, scape and prepare the green figs. THen cut a cross in the stem end of each fig. THen soak the figs in the lime solution Leave overnight. (this is where I got stuck and had to leave my figs to overnight over two nights due to the power failure.) THen I must rinse well and drain. THis is todays job) Bring about 2 litlres of water to the boil add figs and boil till tender. (approx. 20 minutes) Drain. Bring sugar, lemon juice ginger and water to the boil. Add figs one by one and boil figs rapidly until figs are tender yet crisp and syrup is thick. (approx 45 minutes to an hour.) Sterilize jars. bottle figs in sterilized jars pouring sytup over to cover. Seal. For glazed figs - Boil figs 30 minutes longer Remove figs from syrup and drain on wire rack to crystalize This takes about 6 hours. Then pack in airtight containers.