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Can you eat brown figs?
Brown Turkey figs are medium to large with a purplish-brown skin and sweet, juicy pulp. Mission figs are purplish-black with red flesh. They are full-flavoured, with a moist and chewy texture, best eaten fresh.
Do figs turn brown when ripe?
The fruit will change as it gets riper. Each fig type has different colors and ripeness can vary from green to dark brown. Once you know what color your figs change to as they ripen, you will have a better idea of what to look for. Be sure to harvest in the morning on a partly cloudy day for the best results.
Why are my figs rotting before they ripen?
Fig souring isn't a disease in and of itself, but rather the result of any of a large number of bacteria, fungi, and yeasts entering into the fig and essentially rotting it from within. These things enter the fig through its eye, or ostiole, the little hole at the base of the fruit that opens up as it ripens.
What do spoiled figs look like?
If the white substance looks like tiny crystals or powder, it's okay. But if it's white fuzz, it's mold, and you should discard the figs. If you cannot tell, err on the side of caution.
What causes fig tree rust?
Fig rust, caused by the fungus Cerotelium fici (for- merly Physopella fici), is the most common disease of figs in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region of the southeastern U.S. Fig rust occurs only on the leaves and does not affect the fruit directly.