Thursday, October 20, 2016

My Marseilles VS Black was very close to ripening this year but...

My Marseilles VS Black was very close to ripening this year but...



Those pesky squirrels or birds have been stealing so many of my fruit that I was forced to pick it early. You can see here that the color never really got to a dark black color.


It's the middle of October and the days are shorter and beginning to get cold.


The fruit could have definitely used another week or so to ripen. It was still firm to the touch and was not very sweet. It weighed about 31 grams.



The taste was somewhat disappointing because it was not fully ripened, hopefully next year will be a different story. But I cannot give it a true taste ranking because the fruit was not fully ripened.



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October Fig Bonanza

It's early October and the time for ripe figs is here.



Tasting Video on the following figs:
Preto/Black Madeira?

Smith
 

Golden Riverside


Green Greek

Takoma Violet


Black Malta


Ronde De Bordeaux

Excel

Flanders


The biggest winner this year was a surprise. It was the Golden Riverside fig that my brother and I bought from a gentleman in Santa Cruz, CA.

It ranked right up there with the Black Madeira for me. It tasted like a Black Madeira crossed with a yellow fig. Very Distinct and Oh So Yummy!


Monday, October 3, 2016

Tasting a Black Madeira, Lattarula, and Texas Everbearing fig

Its the beginning of Octobor in Seattle and the figs are still ripening here. Luckily the weather has been cooperating. It's been chilly at night but still quite warm in the daytime with a decent amount of sunshine. 

Black Madeira


The days are shorter and I'm running into less light to do my videos but it's still fun to eat figs in the evenings.