There’s a fig for every taste. Some are more berrylike; some are more datelike. The color of the skin ranges from very dark purple or brown to very light green, and the color of the flesh inside is also quite variable.
There are many named varieties, some of which are synonyms, so choosing one can be confusing. There are also many unnamed varieties. If you know a local fig grower, ask what does well in your area. Here are six well-known varieties commonly available in garden centers.
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Steven Biggs, author of Grow Figs Where You Think You Can’t, has trialed so many varieties in his Toronto garden that his family put him on a “fig diet” to make space for other things.
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