10 Fabulous Fig Varieties for Your Home and Garden

There are 800+ fig tree varieties. Mulberry (Moraceae) family member Ficus produces figs. Asia and the Mediterranean are their homeland. Fiddle leaf figs (Ficus lyrata) are attractive houseplants, whereas common figs (Ficus carica) produce excellent fruit. Woody trees and shrubs provide a wide range of hues, sizes, and flavors.

1. Alma

‘Alma’ is a mid-season fig. The fruit is luscious and flavorful. Figs have brown skin and flesh Smaller than normal trees thrive in dry and humid conditions. ‘Alma’ fig trees grow quickly and produce abundantly.  

2. Atreano

Mid-season producer ‘Atreano’. Fast-growing and productive, these trees keep compact. Large figs with yellow-green skin and amber-pink flesh. It tastes like cherries and melons. ‘Atreano’ thrives in arid circumstances.   

3. Black Madei

Late-season producer ‘Black Madeira’. The medium-sized fruit tastes great. They taste like berries and have black skin and crimson meat. ‘Black Madeira’ trees thrive in arid climates.   

4. Black Mission

‘Black Mission’ figs are popular at farmers' markets and supermarkets. Mid-season fruit ripens on these trees. The tall, pear-shaped fruits taste delicious and berry-like. They have purple-to-black skin and dark pink flesh. Dry-loving ‘Black Mission’ trees are hardy and productive.   

5. Brooklyn White

"Brooklyn White" is an early-season variety that grows two types of food. The fruits are about the size of a grapefruit and taste like a mix of berries and melons. The "Brooklyn White" tree is hardy and produces a lot of fruit.  

6. Brown Turkey

Popular ‘Brown Turkey’ figs are frequently available. The trees are sturdy, productive, and easy to grow. Large and flavorful, the fruit features reddish-brown skin and brown flesh. Cold-hardy ‘Brown Turkey’ trees will resprout in April after winter root death.  

7. Calimyrna

Commercially sold figs include ‘Calimyrna’, especially dried. They taste like melon. The huge, yellow-skinned fruits are pink within. When dried, ‘Calimyrna’ seeds are crisp and intriguing.   

8. Celeste

‘Celeste’ figs, popular in the Southeast, should be readily accessible. Hardy and fruitful, these trees thrive in humidity. Early-season producer ‘Celeste’ Small to medium-sized fruits have greenish-purple skin and pink flesh.   

9. Chicago Hardy

Early-season producer ‘Chicago Hardy’. This popular cultivar thrives in milder, humid areas. The trees are sturdy and fruitful. Medium-sized and delicious, the fruit has purple skin, crimson meat, and a berry-like flavor.   

10. Conadria 

"Conadria" is set in the middle of the season. The fruit is big, with a clear green to yellowish skin and pale pink meat that tastes like melons. It's okay for the tree to live in dry places.  

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