Calimyrna Figs

Fig connoisseurs claim that the calimyrna is incomparable to other figs.  Like other figs, the fruit is actually an inside out flower cluster called a syconia. A particular pollinating wasp is required for the trees to bear fruit for this particular strand of fig.  The calimyrna has a delicate, nut-like flavor. They have a light-green, yellowish skin.  Originally known as the Smyrna fig, named after the Turkish City, California growers renamed the Calimyrna when they began cultivating them in the US.  These delicious fruits can be eaten fresh, out of hand, used in both savory and sweet dishes, can be stuffed with goat cheese, and much more. If you're not a fig person, it is because you haven't tried the calimyrna!

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 50g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 37
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: .15g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 10g
    • Fiber: 1.4g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 0.4g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 2%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 0%

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Handling & Storage

Varieties

Peak season is August - September.

Also Known As

  • Smyrna Fig

Figs can be ripened at room temperature, but keep out of direct sunlight. They can be covered in plastic wrap and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or frozen for up to six months. Figs should be washed, and the stem's hard part should be cut off before eating.

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