Travel Photo of the Day: Fig

These fleeting delicacies have 2 seasons, thankfully.

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Few things are more satisfying than tasting a fresh fig just plucked from the tree.

Although they’re often thought of as being in season in late summer, fresh figs are also one of the fleeting fruits of early summer.

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Although figs are now grown throughout the world, they are native to (and perhaps at their best) throughout regions of the Mediterranean. In fact, they are some of the oldest known fruit trees to be cultivated by humans. The plump and aromatic fruit grows on a tree, which sometimes needs to be at least 3 or 4 years old before bearing its best crop.

Fresh figs are notoriously fragile and perishable, so get them near the source while they last!

Looking for a funky fig recipe? Check out ours for a bourbon and fig cocktail!

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