I have had some take longer to ripen, and also long to finish. VDB turned all figs slightly, but it was 3 weeks before any fully ripened, and it's been 8 weeks or longer since then, and not all are yet ripe, although most are. Also to note, no other figs acted like this at all for me. Once they turned, it was quick. Another exception I have too, sort of, more on that one later this week. Btw VDB is an awesome fig. Taste is consistent, color is great, almost black, a must have if you ask me. At first I had no splitting of figs, but once over half ripened, I started to have some splitting. Not a big deal if harvested the day they split, the figs are fine.
Not even watered down tasting. A very cool cultivar.