Last year I purchased a tiny Chicago Fig tree from the nursery.
While I have had many dried figs, I have never seen a fresh one
probably because you don't see too many fig trees near St Louis MO.
They would die from cold in some years if they are not protected.
This variety too will die to the ground when temperatures fall
below freezing as they do here a lot. The Chicago fig; however,
bears on new growth so when it begins to sprout again, it will
fruit the same year. They get to be about 10-12 feet tall and
just as wide when planted outdoors. I have read that they do well
in containers so I assume they stay under 10 x 10 indoors.
This one has lived in a large pot in front of my full glass back door
that gets full sun in the afternoon. Our entire back wall is lined with
windows and plants seem to thrive there. I will have to plant it outside
because I can't block our hallway with this fig tree which-
if you look closely has a
right in the middle of this photo! I hope this little guy ripens!