If you think figs are only for hot, dry climates, you're in for a delicious surprise. Figs can be grown in colder climates if they are pruned as a bush and covered in winter or grown in a tub and wintered inside. Figs are culinary delights, wonderful for fresh eating, jams and dried fruit. Trees are self-fertile and will bear 2 to 3 years after planting. Plant in full sun for best fruiting.