Organic Fresh Figs are here! August and September will be the peak season for Organic Fresh Figs from California. The main variety you’ll find in organic produce sections and natural foods stores right now is the classic Black Mission Fig with charcoal black skids and sweet flesh. Sticky-sweet green skin varieties are also available – a must try for fig lovers.
Have you discovered Fresh Figs? Most people only eating experience with figs is Dried Figs, and likely in the form of a cookie or dried fruit bar. Is the flavor the same? Comparing dried Figs to fresh Figs is a bit like comparing the flavor of raisins to fresh Grapes – it’s similar, yet a very different eating experience. Ripe Fresh Figs have tender skin and a soft, gooey flesh, and can be eaten whole (except for the stem) or sliced into wedges. The fruit tastes sweet, rich and slightly earthy. Fresh Figs are excellent for eating whole as a snack, for desserts, or in sweet and savory baking recipes. Figs wrapped with bacon? Oh yea!