Figs have held an important place in the history of fruit and mankind! Many historians believe the fig to be the very first domesticated fruit. Ancient Egyptians took dried figs with them to the grave because they believed that the figs would sustain them on the way to the other side. The buddha found enlightenment under a fig tree. Figs also held the very important role of sweetening deserts and meals before the widespread introduction of sugar. Figs have been with us all throughout history and lore, so why not add a fig tree or two to your kingdom to keep the legend alive?