Black Mission Figs
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This item was last sold on : 10/09/21
|Food Buzz: History of Figs|
|Food Fable: Figs|
The common fig bears a first crop, called the breba crop, in the spring on last season's growth. The second crop is borne in the fall on the new growth and is known as the main crop. The matured "fruit" has a tough peel (in this case, green giving way to purple), often cracking upon ripeness, and exposing the pulp beneath. The soft white interior contains a seed mass bound with jelly-like flesh. The edible seeds are numerous and generally hollow, unless pollinated. Pollinated seeds provide the characteristic nutty taste of dried figs.
In California, figs appear in late spring through the summer months.
Ficus carica, known to us as the common fig, originated in northern Asia Minor. Spaniards brought the fig to America in 1520.
Recipes that include Black Mission Figs. One is easiest, three is harder.