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Figs

Native to the Mediterranean, figs have been cultivated and enjoyed for centuries. Figs ripen on the tree and don't ship well, so the only way to truly enjoy a fresh fig is from your local market, or better yet, your own fig tree. Luckily, Florida offers the right growing conditions, and figs are easy to grow. Just be sure to choose a Southern variety such as Celeste, Brown Turkey, Green Ischia, San Piero or Magnolia.

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