Re: [gardeners] Figs

George Shirley (
Thu, 05 Aug 1999 16:51:09 -0500

Harry Boswell wrote:
> How do I know when my figs are ready to pick?
> Thanks,
> Harry

When the blossom end of the fruit opens and they're a nice ripe color.
Color depends on variety, most common in the South is Turkey fig which
is a maroon brown when ripe. You want them soft but not overripe, if
they're still hard but the right color they will ripen somewhat after
picked but, IMHO, are best dead ripe.