Easy-to-grow, generally disease-free fruit; figs can be kept six feet tall with pruning and containment of their roots. Figs can be grown without protection wherever temperatures do not drop below 15 degrees Farenheit. Trees will die if bare roots are not kept moist. Figs are ready for gathering when a drop of nectar appears at the eye, and often the side splits slightly under the pressure of the juice. Many figs have a breba or early crop which is not as heavy as the main crop. All our figs are self-fertile and on their own roots. Figs can grow in zones colder than noted with protection. Thin out excess growth as needed to control plant size and allow for good light penetration into the center of the plant. They can also be trained for espalier along fence or wall. Figs are 2-4 feet in height when shipped.