The skin of the fig is completely edible. The only part of the fig that should not be consumed is the stem.
Figs do not have a long shelf life. Fresh figs should be consumed or used within 24 to 48 hours of purchase.
The height of fig season in the United States is between June and September. Fresh and ripe figs will have a slightly sweet odor.
The fig fruit grows on trees. The seeds of the fig are edible and provide a crunchy texture. A ripe fig should have a medium soft touch and not be too firm. This fruit can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator.