Here in Eretz Israel, many figs have wasp larvae on them. Are wild figs kosher? Or kosher if you inspect them? I find it hard to believe that one of the shivat haminim is treif.
Wild (fresh) figs are kosher of course but the insects on them are not! So they need thorough inspection because of the wasps (white, black and red - the hardest to detect because they are of the same color as the fruit).
R Falk (Gateshead) recommends to
- wash the fruit
- remove the part opposite to the stem - which is where insects enter the fruit
- cut the fig in two, turn each half inside-out to expose the inside
- observe the two halves to see if there is movement - if not it can be eaten
R Vaye (Israel) recommends to
- open the fruit
- place it face down in a transparent glass of water
- if wasps come out, float then fall down in the glass, the fruit should be thrown away. If not it can be eaten.