Over 90 percent of American figs are grown in California. Two growers there are trying to coax the fruit into ripeness nine months of the year and maybe more. anujd89/Flickr hide caption itoggle caption anujd89/Flickr The Salt Should Figs Go The Way Of Apples And Become A Year-Round Fruit? April 24, 2014 Two growers are competing to harvest fresh figs earlier and earlier in hopes of transforming the industry into year-round production. But some fig lovers say they want to hold out for summer fruit.