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Te Mata Figs - Our Story

Te Mata Figs was established from a passion to grow amazing figs in the warm Mediterranean type climate of Hawke’s Bay along Te Karamu Stream, near Havelock North, New Zealand. We now grow 23 varieties of fresh figs from our Havelock North ‘figgery’.

You can find us at the ‘Figgery’ Monday – Saturday (from 10am-4pm), at the Hastings Farmers Market on Sunday morning; and increasingly in the best providorés nationwide.

We do not supply fresh figs to supermarkets or retailers in Hawke’s Bay due to our commitment to maintaining our high quality control requirements.

Figs are lusciously sweet and feature a complex texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds. At Te Mata Figs we offer only the sweetest freshest spray free figs in season.

Brown Turkey (click to view) Green/brown skin, amber flesh
Koanga Black Dark purple skin, deep pink flesh
Malta Brown skin, orange/pink flesh
Brunoro Black Dark purple skin, dark pink flesh
Robyn (click to view) Green skin, pink flesh
Panache Yellow/green striped skin, pink flesh
Brunswick Green/brown skin, pink/brown flesh
Anathree Dark Green/purple skin, cream/amber flesh
San Piero Purple/black skin, deep pink flesh
Pastiliere Dark purple skin, deep pink flesh
Cape White Green skin, white flesh
Oakura Green skin, red flesh

Misa Yellow skin, light red pulp
Adriatic Green skin, dark red pulp
New Smyrna Green skin, red pulp
French Sugar Purple stripes on green skin, amber pulp
Preston Prolific Bronze skin, amber flesh
Gross Longue Verte Green skin, red flesh
Lebanon Green skin, red flesh
Macedonian Green skin, red flesh
Ventura Green/yellow skin, red flesh
Sultane Blue/black skin, red flesh
Mrs Williams Purple stripes on green skin, light red flesh

When choosing fresh figs, select those which are plump and tender with a rich, deep colour for cultivar.
Fresh figs are best eaten on the day of purchase. If you do want to store figs, then keep covered in the refrigerator where they will stay fresh for about two days. Figs are best enjoyed simply with prosciutto or cheese, such as mozzarella or goat’s cheese, but are very versatile and delicious baked. See our recipes for some great ideas.