Our beloved grandfather, Poppy Sol, started this business in an open-air market. Three generations later, we’re still bringing smiles to our customers' faces.
— Michelle May 12, 2010
“My husband has been eating figs now for the past several months. We have tried them from several different stores, but he says the ones I just ordered from Nuts Online are the best he has tried so far. I won't be buying them from anywhere else now so thanks for letting me stop shopping!!”
Figs (Ficus Carica) are one of the earliest fruits cultivated. As early as 2900 B.C., in early Sumerian times, the medical use of figs was already being stressed. Every inhabitant of Athens was a 'philosykos,' literally translated, 'a friend of the fig.' Early Olympic athletes were given them as a training food and they were given as laurels to the winners of the first Olympics as a 'medal.'
Although considered a fruit, the fig is actually a flower inverted into itself. The seeds are the real fruit. Native to areas from Asiatic Turkey to northern India, figs spread to all the countries around the Mediterranean. The Spaniards brought them to the Americas in the early 16th century. The missionary fathers brought them to California -Mission Fig gets its name from this history. The Smyrna fig was imported from Turkey to California in 1882. It was given the name of Calimyrna in honor of the grower's home.