When do you eat them?
This is my 3rd year with a fig tree, and I tend to wait until they are VERY soft, often split, and they are sweet like a ripe plum and wonderful.
I traded produce yesterday with a lady I found on Craigslist who has "too many figs." Her figs are different varieties from mine. She said they are ripe, but they are somewhat firm, and not very sweet. The softer ones were minimally sweet, not very enjoyable to me. Some of them softened overnight and are much better. We have exchanged a few emails and she is confident that they are ripe and ready to eat. Is she picking them too soon? Do you eat your figs semi-soft? If they are ripe, are they at their sweetest? In other words, do you think she is eating under-ripe figs or am I eating over-ripe ones?
Thanks for your input!