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10 Fig Varieties | The Best, Worst, Sweetest, Largest & Most Productive

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90% of the information on fig trees and fig varieties on the internet is either regurgitated or in some form incorrect. That's why I created this blog. To set the record straight and educate the masses on this very special fruit.

Fig varieties come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, each with its own unique flavor and texture. And with so many fig varieties to choose from, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for you. In this guide, we'll take a look at some of the most popular fig tree varieties and their unique characteristics, to help you choose the perfect one for your backyard.

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Let's get the basics about fig varieties out of the way

Q: Do all fig varieties taste the same?

A: No, not all fig varieties taste the same. Does a Gala apple taste the same as a Granny Smith apple? Like apples and every other fruit, each fig variety has different flavors and textures.

Some figs are sweeter and juicier, while others are more acidic and taste like berries. Others taste like honey straight from the jar while some have the texture of jam, meat, or even cake! Yes, you read that right.

To see a detailed breakdown of the different flavors and textures found within fig varieties, see the detailed fig flavor profiles article, here:

Why do some fig varieties have different shapes, colors, and sizes?