Sunday, February 19, 2006

Who Gives a Fig?



Every year I wait for my figs to get ripe. Not knowing when that is, they fall on the ground rotten. I have heard figs are really yummy and I am desparate to try some. Does anyone know when a fig is ripe?

(Yes San Nakji has been let loose in his garden with the Dika...)

San Nakji for President!

6 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

Fresh figs must be fully ripe to be of good quality. Green ones will shrivel when cooked. Ripeness or maturity cannot be judged by size. A ripe fig is rather soft and varies in color according to variety. Pick just as the skin begins to break. Be careful not to bruise the fruit, as this will make it spoil very quickly. Avoid overripe figs detectable by their sour odor, a sign of fermentation.

Deepa said...

I love figs! they should be deep red in colour, almost blackish. the best part is that when they are that ripe, they have a honey kind of substance inside. yum!

The Archivist said...

How the hell do I know when a fig is ripe? Not a clue. ;-)

Tim Rice said...

I don't know when figs are ripe; but I like fig bar cookies.

Friar Tuck said...

I like fig newtons as well. But have never just had a plain fig.

Oricon Ailin said...

I'm not fond of figs. Fig cookies are okay, but I think I just don't like those little seed thingies in them. They get stuck in my teeth. *ick* hehehe