NYC Figs ....
I lived in NYC all my life, and always remembered seeing fig trees growing in many backyards, getting tall enough to tower over the fences. Many of the "Old-Timers" covered these trees with tar paper, and they were almost always capped with some kind of bucket. This was a standard sight come Oct.-Nov.
Many changes have taken place over the last 20 or so years, and a lot of the older folks are gone, ... but their fig trees live on. But wait, they survived without the tar paper mummy wrappings of yesteryear.
So, my question: What kind of figs would most likely be growing in the NYC area? Most are dark red/purple figs that aren't very sweet, and the white figs are no better. Most of the uncovered/unprotected trees are the dark ones. Leaves are not deeply lobed, and look like leaves of BT. Also, these trees do not die back and re-sprout each year. They just increase in size. I remember one tree had a trunk that was probably 8"-10" in diameter. Then the house was sold, and the new owners chopped in down.
Just thought I'd ask.