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Brown Turkey Figs
Inventory, 3 lbs : 3.00
This item was last sold on : 07/28/14
Brown Turkey figs are available in early spring through early winter. Beginning in winter, night temperatures drop causing a change in the fruit's texture and the fig is no longer at its best for culinary use. The interior of the fig becomes woody and dry, and the seeds begin to separate from the flesh.
There are almost two hundred cultivars of figs, thus they grow in a wide range of shapes, colors and textures. The Brown Turkey fig, Ficus carica is considered the best growing variety of figs. Other names for Brown Turkey figs include Aubique Noire, Negro Largo and San Piero. Brown Turkey fig trees bear a first crop, called the breba crop, in the spring from the last season's growth. The second crop is borne in the fall on the new growth and is known as the main crop.
The Brown Turkey fig has a variegated, rusted red to purple skin with slightly pale green shoulders. The fruit will often crack upon ripeness, exposing its flesh at its stem end and sometimes . Its flesh is the color of a rosé with amber-toned edible seeds. The edible seeds are numerous and generally hollow, unless pollinated. Pollinated seeds provide the characteristic nutty taste of dried figs. The overall flavor of a ready-to-eat Brown Turkey fig is decadently sweet, providing flavors of hazelnuts and confectionaries.
Fresh figs are a good source of vitamin B6, protein, calcium, phosphorus and iron, plus are cholesterol-free, sodium-free and fat-free. A compound found in figs, called benzaldehyde, has been shown to help shrink tumors in some tests.
To prepare, wash well. To store, lay on a paper towel; cover with plastic; refrigerate up to three days. Use ripe figs immediately. Figs may be frozen up to six months.
Figs are one of the very first plants to be cultivated by humans. They have been documented throughout history as a food source for over 11,000 years. They were first cultivated in ancient Egypt, though they are believed to be indigenous to Western Asia. Figs still have a huge presence in Northern Africa and throughout the eastern Mediterranean, specifically Greece and Turkey. Brown Turkey figs are originally from Provence, France. They have been naturalized throughout the Western Mediterranean and temperate regions of the United States, though they grow best in Southern California. Figs require full sun all day to ripen palatable fruits. Cold Springs and cloudy Summers can lead to a dismal fig season.
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|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
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|Brasserie||San Diego CA||858-450-9576|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
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Little Italy Mercato
Heritage Family FarmsNear San Diego, California, United States
Heritage Family Farm
About 12 days ago, 7/19/14
Spotter's comments : Brown Turkey Figs spotted at Little Italy Mercato.
Tifton, Ga Near Tifton, Georgia, United States
About 19 days ago, 7/12/14
Spotter's comments : I spotted Brown Turkey Figs in Tifton, Ga!
The Little Italy Mercato
Farmer MarioNear San Diego, California, United States
Gilbert And Lee Quintos Farms
PO Box 2791, Oceanside 92051
About 19 days ago, 7/12/14
Spotter's comments : Brown Turkey Figs spotted at The Little Italy Mercato.
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Everett DuvallNear Santa Monica, California, United States
Dates By Duvall
About 29 days ago, 7/02/14
Spotter's comments : Brown Turkey Figs spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Great sweetness.
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Everett DavallNear Santa Monica, California, United States
Dates By Davall
82-300 Avenue 53, Indio 92201
About 36 days ago, 6/25/14
Spotter's comments : Brown Turkey Figs spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Fred Meyer Near Bellevue, Washington, United States
About 191 days ago, 1/21/14
Metropolitan Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 234 days ago, 12/09/13
Spotter's comments : Brown Turkey Figs spotted at Metropolitan Market. I love figs with prosciutto.
Fresh Meadows New York Near Queens, New York, United States
About 302 days ago, 10/02/13
Spotter's comments : Brown Turkey Figs spotted at Fresh Meadows New York .
Whole Foods Market Near Mason Montgomery Rd & Merten Dr, Ohio, United States
About 340 days ago, 8/25/13
???? ?? ??????? Near Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
About 452 days ago, 5/05/13
Spotter's comments : Brown Turkey Figs fresh at Petit Market in Toyko.
Specialty Produce Near San Diego, California, United States
About 460 days ago, 4/27/13
Spotter's comments : Specialty has delicious figs for sale today. They have a buttery-burnt sugar finish.