Need dwarf varieties to keep fig trees small?
All this talk of propogation has me a bit giddy. I have an established (~8 year) fig tree of 15-20' of unknown variety, although I suspect Desert King and have a new Spanish Black (Black Spanish?) in a container, but I'd love more!
I'd love to try more varieties, but my 50 x 100' lot demands very small trees or ones that are container-compatible.
Can I propogate larger trees and just keep them small with aggressive pruning and still get a decent amount of fruit, or should I stick w/ varieties that the catalogs say are good for 'container culture.'? I fear that aggressive pruning will mean small breba crop.
P.S. Would love any tips on good tasting, dwarf-compatible varieties that have a skin that is black, purple or red (i.e., not green).