Our neighbors have a large fig tree of unknown variety that hangs over our fence. Last summer, my son and I would walk over to the tree, and he would gobble up figs as fast as I could pick them. Since he liked them so much, I wanted to plant several so we could have figs all summer. I planted an LSU Gold last summer that I picked up from RCW, and a Celeste fig that I picked out of the clearance plants at Plants for All Seasons ($5!). The new trees make 5 varieties, so we should have plenty of fruit from late June to November.
I planted the new fig trees along the northeast wall of my house where they will get good afternoon sun and wind protection. After planting, I took cuttings from the LSU Gold and Petite Negra. I abraded the bark, dipped the cuttings in powdered rooting hormone, and potted them. Hopefully they'll root, and I'll have new four fig trees to share with people. If you want one, shoot me an email. First come first served while supplies last!