This morning first thing, I went out to pick that fig. To my dismay it had ants on it. The cinnamon / Tabasco treatment didn't work. Tanglefoot is on it's way for my other trees from Amazon. I blew the ants off, and tried to pick it. It didn't drop in my hand, but I didn't want to lose it to the ants, so I tugged. It was really soft and I actually ripped the top of the fig a little. The stem didn't want to come with it.
Notice two (not one) honey drips, and even some on the sides. No wonder the ants were interested! I licked, and one drop was harder than the other. The flavor and texture were pure honey. Tasted like orange blossom honey, which, if we had the wasp (we could, but I've never seen one), would make sense. We are surrounded by citrus groves, and bees abound. Now here is the tease:
The drip you see is the part that I couldn't lick off without destroying my fig. The fig was really soft and I didn't want to mash it. This fig is hands down the best I have ever had! So juicy and sweet with a faint crunch. Definitely a honey fig! It tasted like honey with a hint of sweet melon. Pure joy! And here is a close up of one half.