Also known in the South as the "Sugar Fig". A Southern tradition, long-lived and hardy, Celeste's reputation comes from many generations of people that have grown this fig. The "eye" at the bottom of the fruit is small, keeping insects out. Fruits main crop is early on last years wood. Good for pots too. Space 10' circle in Zone 7 and 12' circle in the South. Zones 6-9.
Figs can be grown in pots or outside. They are hardy varieties. If planted outside give the fig the warmest, sunniest spot in the yard usually near the house. Poor soil is fine for outside figs. The figs need some organic material or top soil, (about 1") for their roots to get nourishment. Outside figs need no spraying.