Quite possibly the most reliable exotic fruit that can be grown in containers is the fig. They are fast growing, attractive, and can bear fruit at a young age. Modern figs do not require a pollinator nor do they have to be grafted, unlike citrus and many other tropical fruits. Figs just love to grow. And the fruits sure taste delicious fresh off the tree. Interestingly, figs have been identified as among the first plants to be domesticated by humans, at least 1,000 years before cereals. So, we have a collective history with this plant!