I love Figs, but like most fruits in the garden, we grow far too many and they go to waste.
This year seems to be exceptional. The trees are covered, and they are ripening well without splitting too much. Too much rain is their only enemy, it makes them swell and split.
At the last count I think we have 9 Fig trees; mostly ordinary ones, except for one white Fig, and one fancy one. The 'ordinary' ones are best.
The picture below is our largest tree, and it's covered. It's not easy taking photos of them as most are hidden.
I used to bottle them in an Armagnac flavoured Syrup, but no-one ate them even though they were delicious. I even find it difficult to get people to eat them fresh off the tree!
I shall encourage Lady M to make a Fig Tatin.