Fig fruits are bell-shaped, with a wide, flat bottom
narrowing to a pointed top. When the fruit ripens, the top
may bend, forming a "neck." Figs can be brown, purple, green, yellow or
black, and vary in size. The skin is
slightly wrinkled and leathery. They are often dried for
preservation, since the fresh fruits are highly
perishable. The fig flowers develop inside the fruit and cannot be
This fig is Ficus carica 'Panache', the striped tiger fig.