Q: My figs are turning brown. How do I know when they are ripe?
A: One way is to look for those that have bird peck holes. They have spent thousands of years contemplating your question, so they are experts!
But if you’d rather not eat a bit of bird slobber with your fruit, look for a fig that is droopy on the stem and has a characteristic system of cracks on the skin.
Grab that one and pop some summer succulence in your mouth!