The California Fresh Fig season is officially underway and, according to the California Fresh Fig Growers Association, this year’s crop is plump and plentiful.
“California Fresh Figs were harvested in early July this year,” reports Karla Stockli, Chief Executive Officer, California Fresh Fig Growers Association. “The much needed rain in California, where 98 percent of the figs are grown domestically, allowed the figs to grow and mature into beautiful fruit. They are some of the sweetest figs I’ve ever tasted!”
All varieties – Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Calimyrna, Kadota, Sierra and Tiger Figs – are available now and in excellent quality. Fig aficionado and friend of the California Fig industry Chef Robert Del Grande of Houston’s highly-acclaimed Café Annie adds that everything except the stem is edible, and each variety has unique and different flavors.
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