I have heard many say that fig trees can get better with age. Even at 2 years I noticed that was true. I have had only one tree ripen more than one fig so far, but soon I will be swimming in figs. Florea was first and much better than last year. I'm very excited as Florea is a rather average fig, and dried, it's pretty good, if this is the worst, wow! I have to get a Malta Black one that is highly reliable in my area.
I'm excited I added Red Lebanese Bekaa Valley as it is not a Mt Edna, similar to St Rita, is cold hardy and ripens early to mid season. It should work here, and yet be a different flavor profile to Florea or Hardy Chicago.
I just added Olympian, description from seller...
Introduced in 2014, the Olympian Fig produces truly huge purple skinned fruit with
a very sweet red to purple flesh. Its cold hardy breba crop can ripen
as early as May and is known to withstand temperatures into the teens.
The plant itself is hardy down to zero degrees once well established.
The Olympian Fig was discovered in Olympia, Washington and is a choice
variety for cool climates as well as warmer regions.
From the web:
"'Olympian' is a ultra cold
hardy fig & absolutely delicious. This fig produces very sweet
fruits with thin purple skin with a red to violet flesh. Discovered by
retired biologist Denny McGaughy, he named it after the city where he
found it in a sheltered location. Denny worked with Malli Aradhy, a
geneticist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Clonal
Germplasm Repository to conduct DNA test to find out if it was a known
cultivar. It did not match any of the 200+ figs in the repository. It
appears Denny has found a unique heirloom variety that produces well in
cool & coastal climates."