figs

Shades of Improved Celeste

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 fig, or tree to tree, or year to year.

LSU Improved Celeste variety has shown the most color variance here within a single variety. Each year, Iceleste seems to ripen in different colors and shades both during the year and as compared to previous years.

Iceleste pulp color is usually brown or amber, sometimes tinged with a bit of red.

Photos below of Improved Celeste ripe skin color, fruit, pulp, and small tree – top down:

 

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