Tag: favorite figs

Violette du Bordeaux Fig or Negronne: Two Names, Same Great Fig

Violette du Bordeaux Fig or Negronne: Two Names, Same Great Fig

Violette du Bordeaux Fig I have not quite exhausted my fig fest of love and wish to offer up one more in the August lineup: Violette du Bordeaux fig (or Negronne as it’s often called).  I just picked this fig today, three days later than I picked it last […]

Peter’s Honey Fig: My New Favorite

Peter’s Honey Fig: My New Favorite

Peter’s Honey Fig   Peter’s Honey Fig is thin-skinned and sweet as candy Earlier in the week, I waxed on about a fig named Desert King; juicy, prolific, dependable and one of my favorites. This week I beg its pardon, and must swoon over my new best friend in the orchard: Peter’s […]

How to Know When a Fig Is Ripe and Ready to Pick

How to Know When a Fig Is Ripe and Ready to Pick

Knowing when a fig is ripe There’s nothing like a fresh ripe fig and there’s nothing like a fresh unripe fig.  Ripe delivers a juicy, succulent and melting gem to fawn over. Unripe tastes like a wasted opportunity: dry, starchy and flavorless.  It’s good to know the […]