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North Carolina Figs

North Carolina FigsMany of today's most popular foods have sustained mankind since the beginning of history. Witness olive oil, rustic breads, beans, grains, and figs.

Figs were probably one of the first fruits to be dried and stored by man. There was a fig tree in the Garden of Eden, and in fact, the fig is the most talked about fruit in the Bible.

Figs were brought to California by the Spanish missionary fathers who first planted them at the San Diego Mission in 1759. Fig trees were then planted at each succeeding mission, going North through California. The Mission fig, California's leading black fig, takes its name from this history. The popular Calimyrna fig, golden brown in color, is the Smyrna variety that was brought to California's San Joaquin Valley from Turkey in 1882, and was renamed Calimyrna in honor of its new homeland.

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Cooling/Storage Requirements of North Carolina Figs

Suitable Cooling Method(s)

Room Cooling

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Normal Storage Life

10-12 days