Figs-Are They Ripe?

Q: I’m not sure how to determine when figs are ripe. What’s a rule of thumb?

A: Brown figs, like ‘Celeste’ and ‘Brown Turkey’ are ripe when the fruit turns from yellow to brown. The skin will have little cracks in it, which may seep droplets of sap. More positively, when you see wasps in your fig tree, the figs are ripe!

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