Fig season is upon us! They are like fleshy pink dewdrop kisses that look like... don't make me say it. Don't!
Fine, they look like VAGINA, ok? OK?? Happy now? God, you guys are such perverts!
No seriously, they do, right? They are such sexual creatures! Turns out, they really are quite the promiscuous fruit. Look what Wiki says:
The syconium often has a bulbous shape with a small opening (the ostiole) at the outward end that allows access to pollinators. The flowers are pollinated by very small wasps that crawl through the opening in search of a suitable place to lay eggs. Without this pollinator service fig trees cannot reproduce by seed. In turn, the flowers provide a safe haven and nourishment for the next generation of wasps. This accounts for the frequent presence of wasp larvae in the fruit, and has led to a coevolutionary relationship.
Wasps and figs. Getting it on, reproducing, providing one another with "nourishment". Mmmhmmm, I get it.
So, homosapiens: It's time to go get your fig on, before they exit the markets in a blink of an eye and we are left limp, waiting for them to reproduce as they hump wasps all year long.