The brown fig has a variegated red to purple skin with slightly pale green shoulders. The fruit will often crack upon ripeness, exposing its flesh at its stem end. Its flesh is the color of a ros? with amber-toned edible seeds. The edible seeds are numerous and generally hollow, unless pollinated. Pollinated seeds provide the characteristic nutty taste of dried figs. The overall flavor of a ready-to-eat Brown fig is decadently sweet, providing flavors of hazelnuts and confectionaries.
To prepare, wash well. To store, lay on a paper towel; cover with plastic. Use ripe figs immediately. Figs may be frozen up to six months.