Figs are an exotic fruit with a unique flavour and texture they have an amazingly sweet taste with a soft and chewy texture and are filled with subtly crunchy, edible seeds. Figs are the fruit of the ficus tree. Fresh figs are delicate and perishable, so are often dried to preserve. This produces a sweet and nutritious dried fruit that can be enjoyed all year round. There is several varied different varieties of fig, all of which are extremely different in colour and texture.