Figs keep, refrigerated, for 3 to 4 days. Store in a single layer on a paper towel and lightly cover with plastic wrap, or place in an egg carton for extra protection. You can also freeze them for up to 6 months; they will be very soft when thawed (best for cooked or pureed uses). Here are some of the most common varieties.
These are small and dense with tough purple-green skin and slightly sticky, dark pink flesh. They have a rich, jamlike flavor, pairing well with savory ingredients like salt, herbs, and spices. These figs also go well with cheese.