I wouldn't have known these were ripe unless DH installed a bench up on a place on our property that we call "Rocky Top." There are 2 figs up there, and as we enjoyed that bench, I noticed some very swollen and black VdB figs. I'll try that, of course. THEN he said I may ask you for some pieces of your tree. I told him I have many trees, and I'll bring him figs and cuttings on my next visit.
I picked 5. One I took with me to the doc appt I had this morning. He loved it! He is from the Mediterranean, and he gave it a gentle squeeze to check for ripeness. Then he proceeds to tell me, you know you can multiply that tree. I agreed, and listened to his old world wisdom. He said to cut a piece about 7" long and put it in water for a week. Then stick it in the ground. It will grow.
The old doc told me he loves the yellow figs. So, I'll be bringing him some LSU gold and maybe Kadota. I wish Norman's Yellow had figs. Too much a baby.