Hunting for wild figs has become a pastime for California growers and more and more wild figs are being found. We have had a flood of heirloom figs from many places in Europe. Most have been brought here illegally. Some have come in the right way. Many are not happy though about so many breaking federal laws.
The wild figs originate here, have fresh genetics, and are surprisingly good! Much of the focus has been shifting to them. I grow a number of them myself, but most of mine are small.
Some recent additions look extremely delicious. I have Honey Plum, Rodgrod, Cherry Bourbon, La Joya, Thermalito, Valley Black, Exquisito. Santa Claus Lane, and Boysenberry Blush
I am trialing two others to see if they are common. Those are Los Santos 2, and Lagrimas.
These are all believed to be wild, some are confirmed wild. I have others too, I just don’t remember the names offhand.
Here are a couple I have, but mine are still small all photos by Eric The Fig-Tator.
Santa Claus Lane - Discovered by Eric
Boysenberry Blush - Discovered by Jon
BB has taken top honors and appears to be one of the best recent finds. Discovered I think in 2019.
Here are some random photos of wilds found