Most of my mid summer figs taste like bourbon (and vinegar) because June bugs, fruit flies, birds, and what not have gotten to them before I do. My advice to the novice , whether the topic is beans, tomatoes, peaches or ....figs , has always been to stick with the tried and true varieties for your main crop. Folks, you don't have to reinvent the wheel. But ....be ever open to innovation and be ready to try new varieties. Just don't spend your inheritance on them ....because as we all know , the new variety, whether bean, tomato or fig..may not live up to the hype or even be maladapted for you climate and just die. ....I have been there, done that...and now I have spoken. Take ye note thereof.