Saturday, February 7, 2015

Black Greek fig

Here's a Black Greek fig that is starting to ripen.  I haven't tasted this variety yet, so I'm anxious to give it a try.  It probably needs another week or so before it's ready.

I've also been picking some Hardy Chicago figs recently, but they've been pretty tasteless. Figs seem to need lots of heat and long daylight hours to produce their wonderful sweetness. The one below had a tiny bit of sweetness, maybe scoring a 4/10 compared to a summer-ripened fig: