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Yes, they do sell Brown Turkey Fig, which is readily grown in New England. They also have the Celeste Fig.
In a tough winter, they will have to come back from the roots, but they usually do. Old-time Italians grow them in big pots, and drag them into the garage for the winter.
In the colder zones, grow them in a sheltered spot. My old fig finally succumbed to an especially cold winter, but I have a spot for a new one where I won't forget to keep it well-covered and mulched for winter.
Our kids loved to pick and chow down on hot, ripe figs out in the garden. And a big fig leaf is always useful for...summer clothing.
When you say "readily grown," do you mean over wintering or that they should be taken in? I'm considering making a tub of fig for my front porch ajd it could come in fairly easily but I'd like to know, eh?
Here in the mid Hudson you need to take them in to get ripe fruit. We used to keep one in the garage all winter just to eat a few figs in Sept. I forget how but it eventually died. I'll have to ask the old time Greek I'm married to, lol.
Here in the middle east they grow in any old cleft in the rocks, and are easily dried in our long hot summers. I have a white fig that flourishes with no irrigation - and no rainfall for months.
Don't worry about soil depth or alkalinity of concrete foundations - plant them right up against south-facing walls in North America. Growing against a wall also makes a feature of the bare branches during the winter.
...Although if you are going to start pampering climate outliers, you would probably get more pleasure out of semi-hardy lemon or other citrus in barrels or tubs. Beautiful foliage, fragrant flowers, and fruit that you can pick as you need it.