When Black Mission Figs are blended with savory ingredients, such as salt, cocoa and spices, figs can produce a “meaty” flavor that has a smoky, almost steak-like aroma and taste. Chop fresh figs and thyme, then fold into olive oil-based cake batter and bake.
The Brown Turkey fig, Ficus carica is considered the best growing variety of figs. Other names for Brown Turkey figs include aubique noire, negro largo and san piero. Brown Turkey fig trees bear a first crop, called the breba crop, in the spring from the last season's growth.
Calimyrna figs have a delicate, nut-like flavor. When dried, they turn golden tan. The fruit was originally grown in Turkey and dubbed the Smyrna fig, for the famous ancient Turkish city. When California growers began cultivating it, they altered the name to Calimyrna. How to Buy. Most fig trees have two crops each year.
Desert King Fig: It’s big, green, sweet and easy to grow. There’s nothing like a fresh fig, especially if perfectly ripe and dripping with nectar (see blossom end of above photo). And of all the figs you can grow in the Pacific Northwest, Desert King (a name that belies its happy habit in a ...
The Sierra fig is a sweet and mild variety with a soft, almost creamy interior. It has a yellow-green exterior skin. The Sierra was introduced by University of California Cooperative Extension (Kearney) breeders in 2005 to be used by growers in the Central Valley.