Recently I was asked this question about the origin of fig varieties and I thought that sharing my answer would make for a great learning experience for others.
Hey Ross, I'm enjoying your content. I've only been involved in this fig crave for about a year now but am enjoying it. I'm from Oregon and have a large Desert King tree variety, which we love. I always thought there was big green and big purple figs. I'm just now finding out there is so much more out there. I now have about 16 different starter trees and am enjoying the voyage in the fig world. I'm just learning that there are figs that are specific to certain areas in the world. My ancestry comes from Portugal and the Azores Islands, so I thought it would be great to get some figs growing from those regions. So, not only am I interested in knowing some of those varieties from those regions but I thought it might be very interesting and educating if there was a map of the world that showed where these varieties come from. take care