I knew that I wanted to grow one in a container this year. Yesterday my local garden center announced online that they just got fruit trees in stock. So today I went over in search of my fig tree.
They had 3 varieties in stock. I chose Negronne because its a dwarf variety. Brown turkey is more frequently grown here, but the salesman said that the flavor of Negronne is better and it would be better suited for a container. The only drawback is it is less cold hardy (zone 7).
The other nice thing about this variety is that it often produces 2 crops in a season: a heavier crop in July and then a lighter crop in September.
Meet Mr. Figgly: