A medium-size fig with a round shape and thick, yellow-green skin. The flesh is pale with a reddish brown center and few seeds. Kadota figs are delicious fresh, dried or canned. Figs are in season from mid-June to September. When weather and crop conditions permit, the season may run as late as November.
How to Buy, How to Store
Figs are fragile and can bruise easily. Look for firm, plump, aromatic figs. Avoid those that are hard or mushy.
How to Store
Figs can be ripened at home at room temperature. Once ripe, refrigerate up to 3 days. To store longer, wrap and freeze up to 6 months. Refrigerate dried figs in an airtight container up to 6 months or freeze up to a year.
Figs are a nutritional bonanza! Four figs provide 5 grams of dietary fiber. One-half cup of figs provides as much calcium as 1/2 cup of milk.