I have been reducing the number of trees I have, giving to co-workers, friends etc.
I had given one to one person at work lat year who kept it alive over winter, I gave her a few more this spring. She in turn gave 2 to a co-worker
This co-worker, of Italian descent, mentioned that her father had always wanted a fig tree and was so happy to get some. He danced.
now to the title of the post,, apparently he has friends who bring him figs from their trees, but they have never given him cuttings or started a tree for him. Thinking of the generosity of members of this forum, thinking that at least half of the varieties that I have, I have because members gave me cuttings or were generous in trading, all I could say was "WTH is the matter with them."
I gave her a few more for him. He sits with them and sings to them.
and I am happy to give them to him, knowing he will take care of them.
desert king, red sicilian, white italian, grimo natalina, osborn prolific, vdb from el.