- Look for a sweet sap oozing through a small opening in the navel of the fig (at its blossom end), which indicates that the fruit is sweet and ready to eat.
- Select figs that are bruise-free, rich in color, and tender but not too soft. A light, sweet fragrance is ideal.
- Be careful when storing figs, as their delicate skin is susceptible to bruising. Stored, the fragile fruit typically lasts just two days or less.