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FM Black Mission Figs *L*S*

FPUPC: 202210

SUPC: 4613741

Pack: 12/ .5 pts

Availability:
J F M A M J J A S O N D


Ship: Truck or Airfreight

Yield: 100%

Count: Varies

Storage/Handling: 38F

Notice: 1 day

Description:

A truly ancient fruit, the Fig can be traced back to 5,000 B.D. Fig trees bear a first crop, called the breba crop, on last season's growth, then there is a two- to three- week gap, before the main crop, borne new growth, begins. Figs do not ripen after they are harvested, so you must have truly tree ripe Figs to get the very best flavor. These Black Mission Figs are grown on a small farm in California's southern San Joaquin Valley, and their flavor is outstanding; delicious, rich and Figgy. They taste like Fig jam. But don't just think of Figs for sweet applications! In her book, Chez Panisse Fruit, Alice Waters states,