I only had one fig. It is a very dark berry color. The skin seems to have a little taste too. Or it could be the berry interior has a taste and the skin does not. It looks like jam, less white, more red. Since I grow berries, to me the berry taste is rather weak in any fig. It seemed drier, and not watery, had a seed crunch too. Flavor was stronger than other figs. The unknown Teramo was a close 2nd. It's awesome too. It has a strong taste also for a fig.
I really need to eat more to adjust my palate to figs. I only ever ate dried figs. I still prefer them slightly dried.
If these figs taste this good on 1st leaf plants, the 4th leaf crop is going to be awesome.
A different fig may stand out for others in other environments, these seem to taste best here. Teramo is a mountain provence, so it can be colder there. This fig may be nothing special in CA.
The peaks of the Gran Sasso rise to the west of the Province of Teramo while those of the Monti della Laga dominate its northern border. These two ridges are among the most distinctive and the most relevant of the entire Apennine Mountain range. The majestic Gran Sasso rises at its peak, the Corno Grande,
to an elevation of 2,912 metres (9,554 ft) and is characterized by
steep, and in places virtually inaccessible, gorges with nature reserves
and protected living species.
The town and fortress of Civitella del Tronto in Teramo
Teramo mainlain seen from Atri.
The Bekaa Valley in Lebanon is very similar. Mountainous regions. Higher elevation, so colder, shorter seasons. Why these figs may do well here in the winter wonderland? Flat lands though!
Zahlé, the capital of the Beqaa Valley