Figs are purely sugar. I always wonder how the trees make them from my very bad hillside soil without any amendment or fertilizer. Every time I cut them up to dry, I feel so bad because they are so good fresh from the tree. However, like most people, I can only have so much sugar in a day, and I want to save room for other sweet things too. Please pick some varieties that taste best in your area, but don’t plant too many. You will be staring and wondering what to do with them in no time.
I am in Socal where people can grow a lot of different fruit trees. I haven’t been able to give away many figs. Even my relatives don’t want them, and the neighbors only want a few, once in a while. They all look sad after a day on the counter, so they take up a lot of room in the frigde unless I dry or make jam everyday, and that is a lot of work. Everyone says it is best to have someone else planting the tree and get the fruits as a gift, you would be enjoying them a lot more.
Everyone likes plums or pluots, and never says no to them.