Are there inedible figs?
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Accordingly, can figs be poisonous?
Use Only Ripe Fig Fruit An unripe fig fruit is not only ineffective but it can be toxic and allergic reactions may occur. Also, if the figs are taken from the tree prematurely, the white milky fluid that discharges from the stem can transfer to a person's hands, eyes or mouth.
Likewise, do all figs have wasps in them? If a female burrows into a female fig, she can't lay her eggs and dies of starvation. However, she does bring pollen into the internal flowers of the fig, pollinating it. So yes, there is at least one dead wasp inside the figs that we like to eat.
Hereof, can all figs be eaten?
Eat whole. Figs have a mildly sweet taste and can be enjoyed fresh and on their own. The skin of the fig is edible. Merely twist off the stem and eat the fig skin and all. If you do not like the texture of the skin, you can peel it off before eating the fig.
How many different types of figs are there?
There are over 700 named varieties of fig trees, but many of them are of no use to home gardeners. All of the varieties fall into four fig types: Caprifigs – Caprifigs only produce male flowers and never bear fruit.