Focus on FRESHNESS FLAVOR NUTRITION
Western Fresh Marketing represents many California’s fig growers from all around the state. These growers produce Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Kadota, and Sierra Figs. We pack these wonderful figs under several labels and ship them around the world from right here in the great San Joaquin Valley.
Fresh figs from Mexico have now become a viable off season offering and we are expanding of sources to create a year around shipper of this nutritious and tasty fruit.
Figs’ full flavor and chewy texture make them a tasty, nutritious addition to your healthful diet. Whether you savor flavorful figs as a snack or in your favorite recipes, figs are always rich in complex carbohydrates, a good source of dietary fiber and a wealth of essential minerals such as potassium, iron and calcium.
Ways to Eat
The best way to enjoy these gems is by removing the stem and taking a bite right out of the raw fig. You can eat them raw, with the skin and seeds intact or cook the figs by baking, broiling or grilling them.
Black Mission Fig, Kadota Fig, Brown Turkey Fig, and Sierra Fig
Source & Availability
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, with a light-green to yellow skin, 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.