Last summer I decided to greatly expand my fig collection so started gathering varieties and arranging for cuttings. Lou gave me a couple varieties as well. Last November the fig cuttings started to arrive in the mail and I was busy rooting them in bags of moss and once rooted growing them out in cups.
Then in to 1 gallon pots and the first batch was ready and I put them in the ground March 1 2013. That is the right hand panel in the picture below. The middle panel was taken June 10th and the final left hand picture last week. From 6" long pieces of unrooted wood in November to 5 foot tall shrubs today, probably 7 or 8 feet tall by fall. The plants already have figs on them so will get to taste them this summer.
I put another 17 varieties in the ground last week so 40+ varieties now in ground and growing about 70 varieties so far.
For those that have never had a ripe fig they are to die for. Some people say they don't like figs probably because they have never had a truly ripe one. They range from fig newton type flavors to deep dark richness I can't describe to figs that taste like honey to green outside red inside that taste like peaches, strawberries and blackberry jam.