Fresh figs have arrived. This late summer season favorite is available in a number of varieties.
With their unique sweet taste and soft and chewy texture, figs are delicious paired with cheese & honey, sliced in a sandwich, as a pizza topping or tossed in a salad. Learn more about the rotating selection available in our produce department.
Black Mission: Believed to have originated from a seedling tree somewhere in the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain, this variety’s dense pink interior is heavily studded with seeds giving it a uniquely nutty taste.
Sierra: This green-skinned fig is a newer variety, introduced in 2006. Larger typically than black or brown varieties, making it a perfect option to slice open and serve topped with cheese and honey.
Tiger Stripe: These light yellow and green-striped figs have crimson pulp with lightly sweet flavors reminiscent of raspberry or strawberry jam. They are high in sugar content and are often nicknamed the “candy stripe” fig because of their sweet flavor.
Brown Turkey: This brownish-dark purple-skinned fig has a milder flavor than other varieties and is less sweet than similar-looking Black Mission figs. A pale pink inside, these are delicious in salads or in desserts where additional sweetener will be added.
Kadota: This light green skin fig is also less sweet. Try topping on pizza or sprinkling with a bit of salt for that salty-sweet flavor. Delicious also for jam or preserves.
Figs are extremely perishable and should be enjoyed right away. To preserve them longer, store in a plastic bag in the coldest part of your fridge, but remember figs are always best when eaten at room temperature. Fresh figs can also be frozen whole, sliced, or peeled.
Fresh Figs & Hazelnuts with Mascarpone Cream
This creamy and luscious dessert features mascarpone cheese alternating between figs and hazelnuts.