FIG (FICUS CARICA)
Figs (Turkish: incir) are the fruit of a tree or large shrub originating in the Eastern Mediterranean and Southwest Asia (from Turkey to Afghanistan). Turkey is the largest producer of figs in the world, and is the most important crop in the Aegean region, raised chiefly in the areas of Aydın and Izmir. There are nearly 800 varieties divided into two main groups: one is pale yellow and known as sultan or lop figs, the other is purplish black.
Some selected examples (please click on pictures to enlarge):