figs and how they ripen
I saw on PBS that there is a kind of bug that infests a fig, which causes it to ripen and mature. Is this true or are my facts inaccurate?
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Yes, this is true. You are referring to the female fig wasp. Here is more information: http://www.cloudbridge.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/NatureNotesNo19.pdf