Figs grow wild in late summer. Their season is short. The fruit is just dripping nectar in a bid to prove that it is the best nature can produce. Before the advent of fridges, freezers and imports, our ancestors found canny ways to preserve vegetables and fruit, which abound in summer but are notoriously absent in winter. The figs are sun dried with added sugar. It is just the sun that kisses them dry in two or three days and they are cooked into jam. Made in the traditional manner using 100% fresh fruit.