A friend of mine has a fig tree in her backyard. The previous owner of her house was from Lebanon and brought the fig cutting and planted it. The cutting grew into a tree and yesterday, I ate freshly picked figs for the first time. They are dark colored, the size of a quarter, and taste much like a plum. Up until now, I'd only eaten fig newton cookies or dried figs in a recipe--never fresh, sweet figs right from the tree. YUM!