The paw2 tree makes the best deer fence. All you need seeds from 2 paw2 fruits. Safe the seeds, plant them in the fall around your garden, 10 feet apart. Do not buy young plants, you need the taproot. After the second year you need to graft the varieties you like. After they grow to about 8 feet, cut of the central leader, now you are good to go. It takes time but well worth. I don’t have any time left at 83, you do.
You can use inground figtrees also, don’t care if winter kills them they come back up. 300 feet of Smith figtrees or a more winter Hardy variety would be great. Grow one tree, take cuttings and make 50 new trees. Just another cheap way.
Tnhunter, you got this huge Chicago Hardy tree, you can make a hundred tree’s easy in 2022. Cutting from one tree is enough.
The only expensive thing to buy would be golf cart or 4 wheeler to pick your paw/figs.n