I plunked a fig into my yard this summer and the little guy is already gifting fruit. It is a lovely little Chicago Hardy which I had in an 8" pot for the previous year.
Why the "Lazy Gardener" tag? Well...in a fit of genius *cough* I decided to do a hack job of preparing the bed, and made a smallish one very close to the patio, completely ignoring the sheer mass a fig tree can attain. I know this, but I chose the lazy way out. A couple weeks after, while visiting my brother, I had an up close look at his fig tree. I know this tree to have been viciously pruned last fall, yet by the end of June it was already about 8ft tall and perhaps as much in diameter.
I sense I'll be doing a lot of battle with my "little fig tree" in the coming years.