We started harvesting figs last week. They are ripening rather quickly. We are harvesting a plastic shopping bag full about every other day. There are 3 or 4 fig trees in the property, but only 1 of them is in the garden. The rest of them are in the little planting area by the driveways. I didn't plant them, so I don't know what variety they are. I just call them the "green kind" (as opposed to the kind with purple skin).
This is the fig tree in the garden. It's at the center of the garden, so it receives plenty of sunlight. Other than watering it a few times a year, we really don't pay much attention to it.
I thought this one looked like the Piranha Plant from Super Mario Brothers. I felt like it was coming to get me, so of course I had to eat it first.
Figs are a relatively new fruit to me. I didn't grow up eating them. In fact, I had never seen one (dried or fresh) before I moved to California. I have to admit they are not on the list of summer fruits/vegetables that I look forward to. I just kind of forget about them... until I bite into a perfectly ripe one. Every year they remind me of how delicious they are all over again, sweet like honey with crunchy little seeds.