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09-10-2006, 07:26 PM
I saw fresh figs at the store and i believe there were 3 different kinds...one was called a turkey fig i cant remember the others. Has anyone tried fresh figs and what kind were they? are some better than others?
09-10-2006, 07:37 PM
I heard how good they were, so I bought some. They are good! It's weird trying something new because you're never sure if that's what it's supposed to look like on the inside, if that's what it's supposed to smell/taste like, etc. But they're good! :)
09-10-2006, 08:44 PM
I get black mission figs and they are DEEEELISH!!! I love them!! hehe :D
09-10-2006, 08:49 PM
I have a Brown Turkey fig tree (it's really more of a small jungle). I've had some that are really fragrant and delicious but the ones from my tree/bush/thicket are rather tasteless. Someone suggested that I should have the soil tested and adjust it since she thought figs like acid soil. I'll have to do that before next season because I love good figs.
09-11-2006, 01:24 PM
Jus bought some organic figs that were just picked that morning. Lets say it was like "Happy" for my mouth. My sister refused to even try them. I almost ate them all before I even got home! ;)
09-11-2006, 01:33 PM
i bought a black fig and a brown one from central market. have no idea what they're supposed to feel like when they're ripe, so i don't know if they were under/over/or regularly ripe. the brown one i thought was gross, but the black was good. totally different flavors. i also was not expecting a ton of tiny seeds inside!
anyone know when dates are in season?
09-11-2006, 05:17 PM
Yeah...you've got your three major types:
1) Black Mission (the best)
2) Brown Turkey (not as good)
3) Calamyrna (green)
-You might also see Kadota....another green. More rarely...you might see Celeste...another darker fig.
-Inside...figs are an ingrown flower. The should be non-hard to the touch at the stem base. If they are not...allow them to soften in your refrigerator for about 1 week. Eat ripe soft figs right away after rinsing. Non-ripe figs are not sweet....and will irritate the linings of your mouth and lips.
-Just my opinions / experiences.
09-11-2006, 07:11 PM
I've tried fresh black mission and fresh calimyrna. They are both delicious!
09-11-2006, 11:05 PM
My Green Calamyrna Figs are ripening now. I enjoy them every morning as I am watering the rest of my Oasis. I feel and feel until I find one that is right. Sometimes I eat one that is not quite ripe on purpose, to beat the Birds to it.
Most Mornings I have breaksfast as I water my Oasis and picking from my trees. That's what I call the GOOD LIFE....I LOVE FIGS>>>>>>>
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