Source & Availability
California grown available May thru December
Figs were brought to California by the Spanish missionary fathers, who first
planted them at the San Diego Mission in 1759. Fig trees were then planted
at each mission, going north through California. The Mission fig, California's
leading black fig, takes its name from this history. The popular Calimyrna fig,
golden brown in color, is the Smyrna variety that was brought to California's
San Joaquin Valley from Turkey in 1882. It was renamed Calimyrna in honor of
its new homeland.
There are literally hundreds of fig varieties, but only about a half dozen are
grown commercially in California.
The Calimyrna Fig - Noted for its delicious nut-like flavor and tender, golden
skin, the Calimyrna fig is the popular favorite for eating out of hand. As the
name implies, the Calimyrna is the California version of the Smyrna fig, which
was imported into California by a San Joaquin Valley grower.
The Mission Fig - Named for the mission fathers who planted the fruit as
they traveled north along the California coast, the Mission fig is famous for its
distinctive flavor. The fresh fruit exhibits a deep purple shade which darkens
to a rich black when dried--making this fig an esthetic, as well as an edible,
delight in all recipes.
The Kadota Fig - The Kadota fig, the American version of the original Italian
Dattato, is thick-skinned and possesses a beautiful creamy amber color when
ripe. Practically seedless, this fig is a favorite for canning and preserving as
well as drying.
The Brown Turkey Fig - The most popular variety of fig, the brown turkey
fig, is pear-shaped with purple to brown colored skin. Brown turkey figs are
sweet and succulent and provide many essential nutrients, including
carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
SERVING SIZE 40g
AMOUNT PER SERVING
CALORIES from fat 1.9
% DAILY VALUE *
Total Fat .21g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 4.99g 4%
Total Carbohydrate 26.46g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4.88g 20%
Vitamin A 3.91%
Vitamin C .27%
* PERCENT DAILY VALUES ARE
BASED ON A 2,000 CALORIE DIET.
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