FRESH FIGS

California’s Fresh Fig Season starts in mid-May and continues through mid-December. With California’s excellent climate and exquisite soil for fig production you can see why California Figs are a fantastic fruit. Mainly, four varieties of Fresh Figs are produced in California. They are Brown Turkey, Black Mission, Kadota and Calimyrna.

Fresh Brown Turkey Figs are available mid-May through December.
They are a light purple to black skinned fig with pink flesh and a robust flavor.

Fresh Black Mission Figs are available mid-May through November.
They are a purple to black skinned fig with pink flesh and an intense earthy flavor.

Fresh Kadota Figs are available June to October.
They have a creamy amber color when ripe with a light delicate flavor.

Fresh Calimyrna Figs are available July through September.
They are large pale yellow skinned figs with a nutty, sweet flavor.

FIGS IN THE NEWS
FRESNO, Calif., April 19, 2012 | Highlighted as one of the culinary world's trending items by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, figs took center stage at the 37th Annual Winter Fancy Food show in San Francisco this past January. California Figs allow chefs and consumers the opportunity to incorporate this on-trend fruit into an array of dishes throughout the year.
FEATURED RECIPE
Caramelized Onion, Fig and Goat Cheese Tartlets
FIG FACTS
In acient Greece Figs were regarded with such esteem that laws were created forbidding the export of the best quality figs. Sycophant then derives from the Greek word meaning one who informs against another for exporting figs or for stealing the fruit of the sacred fig trees. Hence, the word came to mean a person who tries to win favor with flattery.