See the video presentation at the bottom.
Figs in This Video
- Teramo fig tasting
- Teramo in the Fig Variety Database
- Lattarula fig tasting
- Lattarula in the Fig Variety Database
- Little Ruby fig tasting
- Little Ruby in the Fig Variety Database
- Ronde de Bordeaux fig tasting
- Ronde de Bordeaux in the Fig Variety Database
- Olympian fig tasting
- Olympian in the Fig Variety Database
Not all tastes are the same.
- Pea sized
- First swelling
- Second swelling
- Color change (not always obvious)
- Neck break (usually) – start of “hang time”
- Sap flow stops – this is the absolute earliest to pick a fig
- Sugar spots (not all figs will exhibit)
- Honey from eye and/or pores (not all figs will exhibit)
- Fig drop (some will remain on tree and dry up)
Sometimes we need to pick our figs early in order to avoid insects or rain.
There are many conditions that can impact the ripening of our figs.
- Tree maturity
- USDA Zone
- Soil/nutrients/microbial life
Observe & Experiment
This is how you will know when to pick your fig varieties for your particular tastes. This may even change from year to year.