Just as fig varieties are sometimes known by their pulp-based flavors – honey, sugar, berry, etc – fig types are also referred to by the basic color of their skin. At the most basic, figs are often called either light figs or dark figs depending upon their skin color. Ripe figs with yellow or green skin are considered to be light figs, sometimes called white figs. All others – across a more diverse color spectrum – are considered to be dark figs. A variety of dark fig skin colors are sampled here.
12 ROWS, 12 VARIETIES, 3 PER EACH, TOP TO BOTTOM
Mt Etna, LSU Tiger, Ronde de Bordeaux, Violet Sepor, LSU Purple, LSU O’Rourke, LSU Improved Celeste, Wuhan, Palermo Red, Hunt, Violette de Bordeaux, Florea
6 VARIETIES (BELOW), LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM
Sultane, Mega Celeste, LSU Scott’s Black
Brunswick, Figo Preto, Grantham’s Royal
Fig pulp color and flavor does not necessarily correspond to the skin color.
The flavor and pulp color spectrum of dark figs from left to right:
Punch Berry, Resin Berry, Sugar Berry, Sugar, Caramel