This is a good year for figs. Everyone I talked to about them said their trees did well this year too. Some varieties produce figs twice a year. Figs can be green or purple and the inside can be white to deep dark red-purple. Figs make fruit when the tree is still quite young and fig trees have few problems. Train a tree with lower branches so you can prune and pick fruit easier reducing the need to work on a ladder. Extra fruits can be dried to enjoy later on and many people like to barbeque them. I like to add them fresh or dried to salads. It is hard to buy fresh figs in a store because they are so soft and can over-ripen too fast and they can be kept large or small to fit your space.