What are the pros? Abundant fruit
What are the cons? none, really.
We got out Chicago Hardy trees 4 years ago. THe first year we planted them in a pot on the deck. We DID get a fig (one). The second year in a pot on the deck, it was twice as productive--we got 2 figs. The third year we planted them in the yard and they really took off. Not totally sure of the number of figs but like 1000? The 4th year I lost count with way more figs than could be consumed or even picked. THOUSANDS. Cut them back over the winter each year but the rate of growth is phenomenal, Except for cutting them back and picking the fruit, we have really done nothing to the trees. We love the figs. I look forward to getting home each night in the summer and fall and picking 2 or 3 and having a little snack on the way in. They really are a treat. Ours really atrract bees and wasps but I think the fruit makes them "drunk". They fly around funny and do not ever seem to sting when eating the fruit.
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