Fig fruit. Ficus carica L. Moraceae. Common Names: Fig (English), Higo (Spanish), Figue (French), Feige (German), Fico

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Fig fruit. Ficus carica L. Moraceae. Common Names: Fig (English), Higo (Spanish), Figue (French), Feige (German), Fico
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Fig fruit. Ficus carica L. Moraceae. Common Names: Fig (English), Higo (Spanish), Figue (French), Feige (German), Fico (Italian). The common fig bears a first crop, called the breba crop, in the spring on last season´s growth. The second crop is borne in the fall on the new growth and is known as the main crop. In cold climates the breba crop is often destroyed by spring frosts. The matured ´fruit´ has a tough peel (pure green, green suffused with brown, brown or purple), often cracking upon ripeness, and exposing the pulp beneath. The interior is a white inner rind containing a seed mass bound with jelly - like flesh. The edible seeds are numerous and generally hollow, unless pollinated. Pollinated seeds provide the characteristic nutty taste of dried figs. Pune, Maharashtra, India.