One of the people who attend the same church services we do gave us some fresh figs. They are a definitely not the prune-y type I usually buy online.
As it turns out, figs have an extremely short shelf life. So short, it’s not likely you’ll find them in stores either. According to the person who gave me these, they’re usually made into preserves immediately after picking.
The kids were hesitant to try them. By hesitant, I mean, Sarah had wrinkled her nose at it, and Nathan had dry heaves. The rest seemed to have “forgotten” they existed.
I told them that they better learn to like them as figs will be the first thing I plant when we buy some property. That and date palms. It seems that they grow well here, too.