My two fig trees – a 6-year-old Brown Turkey, and a Celeste I just planted last summer – have set fruit. This is the so-called “breba” crop, a small first fruit set that is eclipsed by the summer/fall main crop. I have been reading a bit about the breba crop, and from what I can find it seems to be of lower quality (acidic) than the main crop. I wouldn’t know first hand – I have lost every singe breba crop on my older fig, year after year. I think they must have been frost killed, but I actually think they are killed by simply cold weather, not just freezing weather. But this year…the forecast calls for warmth in the next week and a half, and at that point we pass Laurel’s last frost date – or at least my own personal global-warming informed last frost date. So perhaps I will taste a breba fig. Perhaps.