Item Synonyms Description
Adriana One of the best tasting figs from Italy.
Adriano A superb flavor fig created by mutation. It's flavor is outstanding. Small, skin cracks when ripe and has light red stripes.
Aldo An excellent large to medium redish brown fig with two crops.
Alma A high quality medium, yellow brownish, very sweet fig. Good for pots and cold resistant.
Ariane An outstanding flavored, medium to large, yellowish green fig from Portugal. Early heavy bearer.
Atreano An outstanding flavored large greenish fig, Cold climate tolerant.
Bagalhouce The moonshine fig ,from Pico, Azores . A small white fig, very sweet.
Barada An excellent large to medium green honey fig with two crops.
Barbillone A medium to large greenish violet fig, with very good quality with two crops. Brebas is large and juicy.
Barnachotte A lemon yellow skin, very sweet high quality fig. Good tree for growing in a pot.
Bayenfeige Violetta A very good large redish brown fig with two crops. Cold resistant to -20°C.
Beall An excellent medium to large purplish black fig.
Bebera Branca A long whhitefig from Canico, Madeira Island.
Bebera Preta A long black fig from Canico, Madeira Island. Excellent.
Becnel's Italian Black Fig An heirloom medium to large fig with glossy black skinned fruit and deep red flesh that is treasured for its flavor and reliability. Italian Black ripens in mid-season but is also known to produce an early crop on old wood as well as a late crop on new wood in mild winter climates. This heirloom fig originates from the Becnel family nurseries in southeastern Louisiana.
Beneixama An excellent black top commercial fig withl 2 crops early.
Biancheta A small white prolific fig of high quality,melts in your mouth. Good pot plant.Cold resistant.
Bianchi Guido A light green medium fig . Very sweet and tender.
Bifara Also known as Italian Purple. A large sweet fig with strawberry pulp. Two crops annually.
Big Granata A large to very large fig with very good flavor. Two crops annually.
Black Jack A large purple black, high quality fig . Good pot plant.
Black Madeira Flat A large black fig from the Island of Madeira, Portugal.
Black Marseilles A medium black fig with tender, very juicy, excellent flavor.
Black Mission Fig Also known as Beers Black Fig, Franciscan Fig. The sweet dark figs of Mission are the number one favorite for drying. Mission is one of the most widely grown figs in California producing heavy crops of medium to large dark purplish-black pear-shaped fruit with a rich, sweet strawberry red pulp. Good fresh or preserved. Black Mission is self-pollinating and may produce a light breba crop. A good choice for the South as well. The small eye makes it resistant to spoiling.
Black Portugal A huge black fig. Very good flavor.
Black Weeping A large, very sweet, and juicy fig. It's tree has weeping branches.
Blanche de Deux Saisons
Blanquette A very good, small, greenish yellow fig.
Brogiotto Bianco The king of all figs, a large flat white fig. Very short neck, skin cracks when ripe. Excellent quality, a delicate tasteful fig, a mix of honey surrounds the full pulp.
Brogiotto Nero Also known as Briogiotto Fiorentino. A large redish purple fig, more tolerant in cold weather than most. Very sweet, oustanding figs.
Brogiotto Nero Romano A super violet-purple fig with excellent flavor, very sweet and rich. A good pot plant.
Brown Turkey Also known as Abique Noire, Negro Largo, San Piero, Texas Everbearing. Brown Turkey is the ultimate Southern fig producing large crops of medium to large, brown to maroon, turbinate figs over a long season that begins in June. The flesh is strawberry red and is sweet with good flavor. This is probably the most reliable and commonly grown fig in Southern regions but it is the standard bearer for hardiness tolerating the climate of zone 5. It is known to fruit if frozen to the ground as well. Resistant to spoiling and splitting and good fresh, dried, or preserved. Self pollinating and with a small but open eye.
Capelas Its trees are slow growing and spreading, from St. Michael,Azores. One of the best figs in the North Hemisphere if planted in the ground. Good tree for growing in a pot. Fruit is large and of outstaning quality. Breba is huge. Very sweet even in cold weather.
Carne Doncella A very sweet, high quality, purplish black fig with 2 crops ,very sweet. Early breba
Castanhal A medium, brown, very sweet fig from Canico, Madeira Island.
Celeste Also known as Blue Celeste, Malta, Sugar, Violette. Celeste is the standard by which all other figs are judged on sweetness and flavor. If you've ever eaten one you know why it is also called the Honey or Sugar fig. It produces small to medium sized pear shaped violet to light violet fruit with red pulp and white to amber flesh. Very reliable for the South and Southeastern US and excellent cold tolerance. Small productive and hardy trees for the home orchard.
Champagne Also known as Golden Celeste. Medium sized, good quality, yellow figs with a partially closed eye and caramel colored flesh. A new release from LSU in 1977 as a selection from Dr. O'Rourke's breeding program. A hybrid of Celeste and a California Capri Fig.
Chicago Hardy Also known as Hardy Chicago. Chicago Hardy produces large crops of medium to small nearly black to brown or violet, pear shaped to turbinate figs with amber to strawberry flesh with a rich sweet flavor. Very similar to Brown Turkey. The eye is small minimizing spoilage. Hardy Chicago was found growing in the Chicago, Illinois area although it may have originated in Sicily, Italy. It has exceptional cold hardiness and is known to fruit in the same season even if frozen to the ground.
Colar A very large black, high quality fig with 2 crops. Rated the #1 commercially grown in Spain.
Col de Dame Blanche A large white, very sweet, outstanding fig.
Col de Dame Grise A large purple gray fig of high quality. It's juicy and very sweet.
Col de Dame Noir A tasteful large black fig. Outstanding.
Conadria A large light greenish yellow fig. The eye is very tight and small. Average weight is 1.7 oz. Two crops. Very good fresh or dried with excellent flavor.
Corynth One of the best medium to large greenish yellow fig with two crops. High quality.
Deanna A large light greenish fig of high quality.
De Pacheco A very sweet, top cmmercial, high quality fig with 2 crops from Murcia. Early breba.
Desert King Also known as King, Charlie, White King. An excellent fig for the western US, the Desert King Fig produces high quality, rich large breba figs with a white flecked, thin green skin and a strawberry flesh. The second crop figs are medium sized with an amber to strawberry flesh and are of good quality. Winter tip pruning is not recommended as this removes the highly desirable breba crop. The figs are excellent dried or fresh.
Doce An outstanding medium brownish fig from the Island of Madeira.
Duamane Nera A great tasting large, dark fig.
Early White A medium to large, greeninsh yellow very sweet fig. Two crops. The earliest to ripe fig is good to plant in pot.
English Brown Turkey Also known as Laradek. An excellent flavored large fig, very hardy, -28c, from the Czech Republic.
Excel A medium to large sized yellow fig with amber pulp, very sweet and is highly resistant to splitting. A good, well-adapted tree to grow in Canada. Seems to be very hardy. Superb flavor.
Falicciano A medium to large fig from Italy. Light green. Very sweet.
Fannick's Fig A extra large, blue, fig. Excellent.
Fico Santo Large round, greenish,red inside,very sweet fig from Italy. Top quality.
Fioroni Umbrella A large, long very sweet brownish fig. It has only brebas and ripes in July/August.
Flanders A richly flavored, amber pulp, heavy bearer, super fig.
Fracazzano Also known as Bianco. A lemon yellow, very sweet outstanding fig from Italy. Two crops.
Fracazzano Nero A large, black, superior fig. Outstanding taste.
Fracazzano Sguro An excellent gren redish fig. Two crops.
GE Neri The GE Neri Fig produces exceptionally large purple skinned figs with sweet reddish flesh. Some resources tout this as the world's largest fig. GE Neri is an Italian fig and is still relatively new to the US.
Genovese Bianco A delicious yellowish fig with two crops. High quality.
Genovese Nero One of the very best with a special delicate taste and very juicy, you can almost eat with a spoon. Large to very large dark purplef fig. It has two crops. Hardy in cold climate, it is a very good producer and a good pot plant.
Gillete A large yellow, quite sweet and very heavy bearer. Two crops. The frost never seems to injure the crop.
Gomera An excellent medium redish brown fig from Gomera Island. Many brebas.
Gordal A very large, redish, honey type fig from Spain.
Green Ischia Ischia Fig is a heavy producer of small to fairly large fruit that ripens to greenish yellow and has a rich flavor. It is well suited to container culture.
Grise Olivette A very tasty, large, bluish fig from France.
Grise Saint Jean An excellent dark,small to medium fig. It's a heavy bearer with 2 crops.
Grosse de Monstrueuse de Lipari Grosse de Monstreusse de Lipari figs have light green or yellow skin with splashes of chestnut brown coloring on some individuals. Inside the fruit is a bright red pulp with an intense berry flavor. Some have described the flavor as raspberry, but there is also a bit of acidity that gives Grosse de Monstreuse de Lipari a kick. The fig has a thicker skin and a good seed crunch.
Hardy Chicago A light redish brown fig with very good flavor. Very good grower in Canada.
Hollier A very light green medium to large fig which ripens even in cold wheather. Sweet and excellent flavor. Good in cold climate.
Improved Celeste Improved Celeste is a very early ripening, productive and cold hardy cultivar. An "escape" from the LSU breeding program. It was never an official release. Similar to its mother fig, the Celeste, but without the tendency to drop immature figs. The fig itself is fairly light for a dark fig, a light purplish pink color with a pinkish red interior. A nice jammy flavor.
Inoral A medium to large, honey fig from Spain. Very taste.
Inoral Temprana An early season , medium to large, very sweet(honey) fig from Spain
Ischia A heavy producer of small to fairly large fruit that ripens to greenish yellow and has a rich flavor. It is well suited to container culture. For the best growth and largest crops, provide your figs with a well-drained, moderately fertile soil in a full to mostly sunny position. Images courtesy of Agristarts, Inc. All rights reserved.
Isfahan A small, yellowish brown, very tasty, cold resistant fig from Iran.
Italiano A medium purple, pyriform, red flesh, of high quality, rich and sweet flavored fig.
Jurupa A huge green fig with excellent flavor. Very vigorousgrower.
K- 6-5 A yellllow redish, super sweet, like jam fig.
K - 7-11 A high quality large greenish yellow fig.
Kadota Also known as Gentile, White Endich, Dottato Fig. Kadota produces heavy crops of medium sized flattened green figs that ripen to a yellow green color. The fruit has white flesh and an amber pulp with small seeds and excellent to fair flavor. Good for fresh eating and drying and LSU says it is an excellent choice for preserves. The open eye is filled with honeydew which prevents souring. Kadota ripens in mid season and is considered to be the most widely grown commercial cultivar in California.
Kala Heera Also known as Ghosh. A rare super fig the from middle east.
Karachi Green A very sweet, early and prolific fig.
Khurtmani Also known as Eseli. A very large redish, honey fig is probably the best fig from Israel.
Kori Gol A heavy bearer, medium to large, white fig. Very good.
Lampeira A rare fig from Portugal.
Lattarula Also known as Italian Honey, Blanche, White Marseille, Lemon Fig. With honey sweet amber flesh and a lightly tart yellow green outer skin the Blanche Fig (its original name according to Dr. Ira Condit) has long been a favorite for fresh eating or drying. A vigorous fig that produces even in areas with short growing seasons it is known to produce two good crops where summers are longer. In the Southern US it is known as the Lemon Fig and is popular in the Northwest and California for home orchards where it is known as White Marseille or Lattarula. A compact tree which can be adapted for container production. It was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson's.
Little Miss Figgy This compact growing dwarf fig tree is perfect for container culture or in gardens with limited space. Little Miss Figgy produces medium sized purple to purple-brown fruit with a deep purple flesh. Provide a well-drained soil and a full to mostly sunny location for the best results. The Little Miss Figgy Fig can easily be overwintered in a protected location as a container plant making fresh figs available where they normally would not be. Image courtesy of AG3, Inc. All rights reserved.
Little Ruby A dwarf and hardy fig that is an excellent choice for patio culture as far north as zone 6. Little Ruby produces a breba crop of medium sized sweet red figs with strawberry colored flesh. Developed by the same retired biologist who gave us the hardy and huge Olympian Fig, Denny McGaughy, he chose this seedling for its hardiness, compact habit, as well as reliability. Little Ruby is so compact in fact that it is sometimes selected as a bonsai specimen.
Longue d'Aout A medium to large, green(flush violet), good quality, rich in flavor with tow crops. A lot of brebas.Ripes two weeks earlier and is sweeter than Melanzana.
Los Lunas A medium to large green fig. Very good.
LSU Gold A very dependable, huge flat gold fig. Tender and exceptionally sweet .
LSU Purple LSU Purple produces medium sized dark reddish-purple, generally pear shaped figs with amber to strawberry pulp with a mild sweet flavor. Developed by Dr. Ed O'Rourke at LSU for disease and nematode resistance as well as the hot and humid Southern climate, it produces a breba crop and a large main crop providing fruit over a long season.
LSU Tiger LSU Tiger produces a large crop of large brown figs, with darker brown stripes, with good quality yellow to gold flesh and a partially closed eye. A recent LSU release from Dr. O'Rourke's breeding program at LSU.
Mademoiselle de deux Saisons An excellent, yellow-redish , juicy fig. Good for colder climate (-13°c). Earlier type with some brebas.
Magnolia Also known as Brunswick. Magnolia or Brunswick produces a good crop of medium to large bronze to purple figs with good quality pink to amber flesh with tiny seeds and open eye. The fruit ripens over a long season. Magnolia is considered a good choice for the drier portions of the South and Southwestern US.
Manresa A classic dark fig, with a classic fig flavor. Nearly black when ripe with a pink interior. Mid season ripening and moderately productive.
Marseilles Marseille Fig was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson's. It produces small to medium sized figs which ripen to yellow or greenish yellow and have a sweet, rich amber flesh. The fruit may be eaten fresh, dried, or preserved. A popular west coast variety as well as in the southeastern US.
Martineca De Cartagena A large elongated greenish yellow, very sweet fig. Early in season.
Marylane Seedless An outstanding seedless white fig with very sweet and excellent flavor. Rated high quality. It's size is from medium to large.
Maximino An excellent purplish black fig with early season and 2 crops.
Mega Celeste Imagine Celeste on steroids as Mega Celeste produces medium to large figs with a flavor nearly as rich and sweet as its namesake. The large pear shaped to turbinate figs have a dark violet skin with white flesh and a dark purplish-red pulp. The eye is small but open and the figs are resistant to spoiling and splitting. Mega Celeste is known to produce a breba crop. This is a likely, but as of yet unconfirmed, unofficial LSU release from Dr. O'Rourke's breeding program.
Melanzana A rich flavor, super qality, reddish brown large fig from Italy. Its tree is very vigorous. the breba first crop is huge. It ripens early. Good pot plant.
Mollar Blanca A very sweet and tender white fig with 2 crops and an early season.
Monstreuse An excellent, medium to large, green-redish fig. Two crops.
Moscatel Branco A medium to large, greenish white fig with very good honey flavor.
Napolitana Blanca A medium to large, greenish white fig with very good honey flavor. Two crops and early producer.
Napolitana Negra An extra large, black fig well known from Spain with outstanding flavor.
Native d'Argentieull An excellent quality, small violet fig.
Negra Murcianna A very good honey flavored, large black fig.
Negretta A very sweet, small black fig.
Negronne Also known as Violette de Bourdeaux. The rich, sweet acidic flavor of Negronne is delectable and nearly unmistakable. It produces small to medium sized, dark purplish black, pear shaped to turbinate figs with a deep red pulp and amber flesh. The small eye is closed making it resistant to spoiling and splitting. The ripe fruit is superb fresh but can be dried or preserved as well. Negronne may produce a breba crop in mild climates and is an excellent choice for all fig growing regions with excellent cold hardiness. The dwarf habit makes it a good choice for container culture as well.
Nero Also known as B.C. An excellent bluish black fig.
Neveralla Also known as Archipel. A large, very sweet, greenish purple to violet brown fig. It's slow growing but tree bears fruit heavily. Breba crop is good.
Northland Also known as Nordland Bergfeige. A sweet, reddish very rare, cold hardy variety fig from Switzerland.Excellent for cold climate. On a protected area, it can stand the temperature of -10°c to -14°c.
Olympian Introduced in 2014, the Olympian Fig produces truly huge purple skinned fruit with a very sweet red to purple flesh. Its cold hardy breba crop can ripen as early as May and is known to withstand temperatures into the teens. The plant itself is hardy down to zero degrees once well established. The Olympian Fig was discovered in Olympia, Washington and is a choice variety for cool climates as well as warmer regions.
Pajarera A very sweet, medium fig with great flavor, known as the bird fig.
Palito An outstanding large white flat fig from Portugal.
Panache Also known as Tiger. A small to medium fig with yellow stripes on the skin and stem.One of the best tasting figs, with a berry taste.It's a conversation piece.
Paneta A very sweet greeen fig with 2 crops and early producer.
Paradisa From Nocerna, Italy.
Paradiso Bianco An excellent, cold resistan, juicy green medium to large fig.
Paradiso Nero A brownish red medium to large fig. Second crop has excellent flavor. Good pot plant.
Pasquale Also known as Vernino. A very heavy cropper with small dark purplish black figs. Delicious, sweet flavor, late to mature. Not hardy.
Pastiliere Also known as Hirta du Japon. A medium to very large red purple fig from Japan, good pot plant.
Peter's Honey A medium, very sweet, lemon yellow fig. Good tree for growing in a pot.
Petite Negri A good flavourfull medium to large black fig .Good to plant in pot.
Petrelli A very sweet white fig with very large brebas. Medium main crop. It's the same as San Giovanni but ripes 2 weeks early.
Pezon Largo A very sweet and early purplish black figs, elongated , with 2 crops.
Pied de Bouef A large greenish ti to light brown fig, has two crops. Early ripe and a lot of breba.
Pingo de Mel A large to very large white fig, high quality, honey fig from Portugal.
Portuguese East Mountain An excellent cold resistant, medium black fig
Qeue Longue A black fig from Italy.
Qila Saif An outstanding medium large, brownish mahogany fig.
Ravin de Calce A black medium fig from France.
Reina de Malaga Also known as Qween of Malaga. An outstanding, high quality green purplish fig with 2 crops. Early breba.
Rojeta A very sweet and tasty redish large fig. Very good brebas and large second crop.
Ronde de Bordeaux An excellent flavor, small, dark blue fig. Very sweet and cold resistant.
Rusa A very sweet white fig from Russia. Early breba.
Sal's Also known as Corleone. A small to medium black fig, good flavor and very hardy. Good for colder climates.
San Francais A gray brownish fig with only one crop.
San Giovanni A very sweet white fig with very large brebas. Medium main crop.
Santa Cruz Dark A very good, speecial taste, dark large fig. Brebas only.
Sao Joao Preto An outstanding flavored large black fig from Portugal. Lots of brebas.
Schar Amber A very heavy cropper with large brown figs having very sweet, amber flesh that has proved to be quite hardy up the East Coast. A good pot plant from Israel.
Schar Italian Its tree produces a fair breba and a large main cropof very large, purple skinned figs with red flesh thatis very sweet tender, and high quality. Ripens even when leaves fall, from Israel.
Sierra An improved Calamyrna fig, (does not need caprification) hybridizedby Dr. Louise Ferguson from California StateUniversity in Fresno. A medium to large yellow greenish fig of high quality.
Skardu Dark A hardy dark fig from Pakistan. Good for cold climates,-10°c/-14°c
Smith Also known as Becnel's Smith Fig. The Smith Fig is an heirloom Louisiana variety that was introduced by Becnel Nursery near New Orleans, Louisiana. It produces large yellow fruit with a sweet red flesh. A drop of honeydew exudes from the eye which minimizes spoiling and makes Becnel's Smith Fig a choice variety for southeastern gardens.
Stella An outstanding large, green, honey fig. It's cold resistant.
Sucrete Also known as Bifere. A small green fig of excellent quality.The fruit is not very aesthetic, but has two crops and is a good pot plant.
Sucre Verte Also known as Queen. An outstanding medium greenish , honey type fig.
Sultane A medium to large good quality black bluish fig. Very prolific and cold resistant.
Tena Also known as Bifere. A small to medium green yellowish early fig. It's very sweet and of high quality.Cold resistance to -14C degrees.
Tiger Also known as Celeste Gigante
Turca 2 A greenish ,very sweet fig.Early brebas.
Ventura A medium to large flat green fig with excellent strawberry flavor. It's hardier than most trees. It's very good in cold climates like Canada.High quality category.
Verdale Longue A very tasty, green redish, medium to large fig.
Verdal Valenciana A very sweet green fig. Early breba.
Verdeja An excellent green fig, Early brebas.
Verde Passo A very sweet greenish blue fig. It's outstanding when it shrives.
Verdone Also known as Adriatic, Ischia, Strawberry. An older cultivar that produces a large, sweet, rich, green yellow, very fine flavor fig. Two crops annually. High quality category from Italy.
Vern's Brown Turkey A good quality, large brown fig.
Verte A small green fig with excellent flavor from Spain. One of the best figs to grow in Canada. High quality.
Vista Mission A high quality, large, purplish black fig.
White Texas Everbearing Light green outside, inside is amber and heard some describe taste like brown have to be sure it's ripe to get the full taste.
White Texas Everbearing A medium to large, extraordinary sweet and flavorful fig. It's very productive and hardy. A seedling that was discovered in a Celeste fig orchard near Austin Texas. It's a smudgy-amber colored fig with solid gold pulp.
Wuhan A unique fig from China with horizontal, weeping growth.
Yellow Long Neck The large yellow figs with a thin skin have a sweet amber flesh a medium open eye. The Yellow Long Neck Fig is a found fig that was discovered at the San Diego Botanic Gardens, previously known as Quail Gardens. Great for fresh eating, pickling, and preserves. Fig trees prefer a sunny, well-drained site for the best growth and production.
Yokneam A black fig with 2 crops from Israel.
Zingarella A high quality fig.
Zuchini A very sweet, long green fig.