I picked a bunch of figs today. It supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow. So I picked that which were ripe or near ripe. 7 different cultivars had ripe or near ripe figs today. Some are first leaf, well most! So size of figs may be off, and I show that. I have to assume names are right, but I really don't know?
Top is Chicago Hardy, very ripe, great fig!
Middle row, left to right. A 1/2 a Lebanese Red (Bass). Near ripe, these are good too! Both this and Bekaa, are good! Different too! Only one side as I ate the other before I decided to take a photo (dolt!) VdB is next, classic, ripe. When VdB stems turns purple 360 degrees, it's perfect! Pick it!
Next is Teramo, fig turns a little red when ripe on the outside, so reddish yellow skin. Inside is dark amber. Teramo is globe shaped, almost round. Probably a sugar profile. I like it a lot, it tastes figgy, a good choice to cook with. Bet is tastes great dry. Super ripe. The next two are MBVS, to show how much size variance I'm getting, 2nd leaf plant. Good fig! The small one is ripe, the larger one could use a day or two. On the bottom is Sal's Gene, a Mt Etna type, Ripe as possible.