I have dropped by growingfruit.org many times since it started and benefited from the wealth of information here. Thank you for sharing the wealth of knowledge you all have. I was an infrequent poster at gardenweb, and once houzz took over, not at all.
I live on a postage stamp size urban lot, about a 1/12 of an acre, so I don't have room to collect dozens of any one species. Instead I grow things that other experienced gardeners or members of CRFG say "does really well in my zone" or "it is the best variety" or "this is the only one you'll need."
I am a long time gardener, 20+ years, mainly with a passion for edibles. I keep chickens, a desert tortoise, a golden retriever, a retired farm cat, plus a variety grapes, kiwi, feijoas, figs, stone fruits, apples, loquats, persimmon, citrus, goji, guavas, pineapple, and berries, plus lots of drought tollerant perennials. Most of them, the fruit plants anyway, were collected from O.C. CRFG members or specialty nurseries. I am also fond of irises, especially reblooming bearded iris.
Thank you everyone for sharing all the fig experience and I look forward to learning more from this helpful community. Please forgive, I am not the most frequent poster, but I'll try.
USDA zone 10b/ Sunset Zone 22 California