I was hoping that the rejects would be given away. I am sure your standards are high and focus on specific characteristics, but I am a true believer in the old saying, "another man's trash is another man's treasure. Some varieties may not meet your standards, but for the home grower like me, he/she may not be so picky if the fruit tastes really good and would perform better in a totally different region than in the South. Maybe distribute the trees according to the tree's positive attributes? IMO, there are some hard to get varieties on the market that are not worth acquiring due to either needing an extremely long growing season, producing really small sized fruit or fruit that easily spoils/sours on the tree.
I don't think there are any bad fig trees. If people are aware of the cons of your rejects, you would be still feeding people and wildlife as well as making people happy. Regarding the wildlife, they typically beat the humans to the fruit if they are planted in the ground. lol.
I was also thinking that at some point in time, whichever trees you plant in the wild, they will eventually be found by some fig hunter and try to capitalize on it which I know you are firmly against. I have been on enough social media sites to see this being done. If you decide you don't want your reputation capitalized on by members potentially sharing/selling your product, you may as well compost them.
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