So right now I only have VdB. This is the first year it's been able to produce a breba crop, a couple lbs so far. The main crop looks to have 100 - 200, the main threats have been splitting from rain and ants. So far I've been diligent about picking after rain - the ants know and are always waiting for a fig to split. I've been putting down baits to target the ants it's helped to some extent.
VdB has been great this is its best year so far, tree is better established. Fruit has a flavor like a prune type plum - made a fig crumble (like a plum crumble but with fig).
I've seen some of the crazy prices for fig cuttings on ebay for rare varieties. But what I'm really interested in are the yellow varieties I want to try adding one like Peter's Honey fig next.
That's what i look for. When the fig goes from perky at the stem to droopy - peak ripeness.
I use the snips or pinch them!