Can one say Birchas Ilanos on a fig tree?

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Modern-day botanical classifications should not have an impact on the application of this berachah. From a halachic standpoint, the fig is certainly considered a "fruit," and its emergence is presumably equivalent to לבלוב, hence the berachah could be said on it. (Intersting question, though!)

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    Sources please?
    – Yahu
    Apr 6, 2011 at 22:47
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    I own a fig tree and can tell you that one does not see the blossoms budding. The blossoms are shielded by syconia.
    – Yahu
    Apr 6, 2011 at 22:54
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    I was thinking of the image on that wiki page (upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/Ficus_bud.JPG/…), which did look like a kind of blossoming. But I hear what you're saying.
    – Dave
    Apr 7, 2011 at 0:16

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