Strictly speaking, figs are inverted flowers, or, better said: inside the rounded fruit of a fig tree is a labyrinth (or cluster) of many flowers and seeds contained within a bulbous stem. Fig trees do not flower like apples and peaches. Their flowers bloom inside the pear-shaped pod, which then ripens into the fruit we eat. Each flower produces a single, hard-shelled, one-seeded fruit called an achene – which is what gives the fig its familiar crunch – and the fig is made up of multiple achenes. So when we eat a fig, we are actually eating multiple fruits!
If you decide to stay in one of our fincas during the months of August, September and October, you´ll be able to pick some figs from one of our multiple fig trees (called ‘figueres’ in mallorquín language)