Hi. I'm new to fig trees and these forums. I live in Long Island, NY (zone 5 I think?). This past weekend I planted 2 new fig trees in my yard. They are Brown Turkey Fig trees. They both have 2 stems shooting out from the ground about 5 feet tall (max). The stems are between about 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick (roughly).
My question is will these stems/trunks grow to be thicker and more tree like? What I mean is, I have relatives in Italy with fig trees and these trees are real "trees". I mean you have to climb these trees if you want to get the fruit from the top. I have never seen a fig tree grow like that here in Long Island. Is that because the climate does not allo the tree to grow like that or is it because Turkey Fig trees don't grow like that (they are more like bushes)? How thick can the trunk of a Turkey Fig Tree get?
Thanks in advance!