Photos below show the scene here this snowy day. Most of the fig wood photoed may be alive yet. If so, this could be the first winter in 5 years that exposed fig wood survives. Supposed to hit 15 Fahrenheit tonight, all but there now. Temps down to 8 Fahrenheit or lower came through a… Continue reading Figs in Snow
Some ripe fig skin and pulp color examples below. Not comprehensive but a fairly broad selection:
Fig pulp colors: shades of purple, red, tawny, gold, beige. Fig pulp flavors: various berries, honeys, sugars.
Fig skin colors: shades of yellow, green, brown, red, blue, mottled, purple, black. Yellow and green skin figs are generally considered to be light figs, or white figs. All other shades of figs are considered to be dark figs.
Figs with yellow skin and red pulp seem to be more common in hotter regions, such as the southern US, and where climates are warm enough for fig wasps to exist and pollinate figs, such as in southern California and the Mediterranean region. Brooklyn White is an exceptional fig variety in ripening with yellow skin and… Continue reading Yellow Red Fig – Brooklyn White
While dark figs may ripen as myriad shades of a variety of colors (blue, brown, purple, black, red), light figs have green or yellow shaded skin when ripe. Two dozen-plus light figs: Fig pulp color and flavor does not necessarily correspond to skin color, though it often corresponds more closely with light skin figs than with dark… Continue reading The Colors of 26 Light Skin Figs
The immature figs of light skin figs and dark skin figs both, prior to ripening, usually have light green skin. When figs swell dramatically during their final weeks of ripening they achieve their soft and ripe color stage. Ripe fig skin color may vary not only across variety but within varieties, whether from fig to… Continue reading Shades of Improved Celeste