I'm taking the questions to me from the "cuttings wish list" thread and moving them into a new thread here.
Alan, thanks for the advice on picking varieties for New England weather. One of my goals is to grow a few varieties and pick out the ones that grow well in my conditions: grown in pots, surviving the dormant period indoors, fast growing, quick ripening, and other traits yet undetermined.
I purchased some of my trees from Kerry Sullivan in New Hampshire, known here as "drivewayfarmer". Kerry is a very well experienced gardener and gardening magazine editor, and I used his knowledge and experience in choosing those varieties that will succeed in this climate. Kerry visited me last summer and brought me some wonderful plants.
Rob0520, The best variety, so far for me, is Atreano. I purchased two plants last year from Kerry, and this year they are doing very well. Each plant has numerous figs and growth is excellent in pots. The fruit is large and it looks like they'll ripen soon, certainly before frost in September.
I also have fruit on Marseilles VS blk that I got from Kerry. Those figs formed a little later than the Atreano, and the trees aren't as vigorous, but I think they are a good choice for the northeast. I think the fruit will ripen before frost. I will know more about M VS after one more growing season.
Next in line would be Sal's #1, then blk Triana from Joe Morley, and then Paradiso, also from Morley. I have two Violette de Bordeaux that I bought from Edible Landscape, and they are growing well with some fruit, but too young to know how well they will turn out here.
I have a web site that I keep my records on and you're welcome to visit and keep tabs on the progress for my trees. The link is in my signature below.
Good luck to everyone, and I have a bountiful crop.