Pre-Ordered Air-Flown Solli√®s-Pont Figs | ūü¶ÜThe Bow Tie Duck Manila

Air-Flown Solliès-Pont Figs from France

A Tart, Sweet Prize


Known local¬≠ly as the ‚Äč‚ÄúVio¬≠lette‚ÄĚ for their beau¬≠ti¬≠ful vio¬≠let, black-veined exte¬≠ri¬≠ors, figs from Sol¬≠li√®s-Pont are glossy, juicy, and incred¬≠i¬≠bly fra¬≠grant inside. They are the only figs in France to pos¬≠sess an AOC, and they also have a PDO from the Euro¬≠pean Union.


From the low¬≠er val¬≠ley of the Gapeau in Sol¬≠li√®s-Pont, a part of the C√īte d‚ÄôAzur, this par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar prized fig is har¬≠vest¬≠ed man¬≠u¬≠al¬≠ly from mid-August to mid-Novem¬≠ber each year. It is a hardy fruit, with a teardrop shape and a firm, dense, sup¬≠ple exterior.

The insides of this fig are anoth¬≠er sto¬≠ry entire¬≠ly. Here, the pulp is glossy and juicy, dark red with beige grains. It has the intense, beau¬≠ti¬≠ful¬≠ly com¬≠bined scent of water¬≠mel¬≠on, hon¬≠ey¬≠dew mel¬≠on, and straw¬≠ber¬≠ries. It is ten¬≠der and full-bod¬≠ied on the tongue all through¬≠out‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČtart and sweet at once. 


These prized figs can be served fresh or cooked into dish¬≠es. Fresh, they make a great accom¬≠pa¬≠ni¬≠ment to game meats, pork, rab¬≠bit, and salmon. We rec¬≠om¬≠mend them paired with our Cas¬≠taing Entier Goose Foie Gras Duo. Just sear the foie gras and serve the sliced figs on the side. You can also pair these figs with a light repast of hams and cheeses. Oth¬≠er deli¬≠cious ways to use these figs are to wrap them in pro¬≠sciut¬≠to slices, roast them with cubes of Roque¬≠fort cheese on top, or bake them into crumbly tarts with a side of French vanil¬≠la ice cream.


Since the Mid­dle Ages, the Gapeau has been blessed with lush mead­ows and val­leys per­fect for grow­ing the tra­di­tion­al Mediter­ranean tril­o­gy of cere­als, vines, and olive trees. The fig orchards came about between the two World Wars of the 20th cen­tu­ry, when the trees’ pro­duc­tion exceed­ed those of cher­ries and the then-declin­ing olives. By the 1960s, figs dom­i­nat­ed the fruit pro­duc­tion in the Sol­liès area. With the cre­ation of the Canal of Provence in the late 1970s, the fig trees secured their place as the pride and joy of the region.


This is a pre-ordered item at The Bow Tie Duck and will only be avail¬≠able while the pro¬≠duc¬≠er from over¬≠seas is able to sup¬≠ply and allow air-flown deliv¬≠ery. Because this item is sub¬≠ject to sea¬≠son¬≠al avail¬≠abil¬≠i¬≠ty, we require a total min¬≠i¬≠mum quan¬≠ti¬≠ty of 3kg to be able to ship. If the min¬≠i¬≠mum is not met by our cut-off date, we will have to delay the entire ship¬≠ment. In case of deliv¬≠ery delays, deliv¬≠ery can¬≠cel¬≠la¬≠tions,‚Äč‚Äúout of stock‚ÄĚ notices, or‚Äč‚Äúout of sea¬≠son‚ÄĚ notices after pur¬≠chase, you will be con¬≠tact¬≠ed by our Sup¬≠port Team. You will receive a refund or prod¬≠uct replace¬≠ment, or you can choose a new deliv¬≠ery date for your item. In choos¬≠ing to place an order, you agree to the terms and have read that this par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar prod¬≠uct is not on-hand. After a short wait, you will receive your orders fresh from the source.

Storage Instructions

Figs must be kept cold to slow dete¬≠ri¬≠o¬≠ra¬≠tion. They are extreme¬≠ly frag¬≠ile. If you are not using them imme¬≠di¬≠ate¬≠ly, store them in a plas¬≠tic bag in the cold¬≠est part of your refrig¬≠er¬≠a¬≠tor for up to two days. Fresh figs can be frozen whole, sliced, or peeled in a sealed con¬≠tain¬≠er for ten to twelve months.

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