I wassurprised to find California Brown Turkey figs for sale at the Kona Costco on6-25-07.  If the fruit was as goodas the packaging, I might be worried! Closer inspection revealed a number offlaws that our Hawaii chefs would not accept. Damaged skin, evidence of mosaicvirus, drops of hardened latex on the skin and many under ripe fruit.

Openingsome of the figs revealed them to be brown and dry,(Fig Endosepsis).



I took fivebrix samples from the Calif. brown turkeys and 5 samples from Kona grown brownturkey figs.


Calif.                   Hawaii

7                         13

9                         14

9                         15

12                        15

13                        16


A very bigdifference in taste!