Re: Figs and Pomegranates...
My Chicago Hardy fig is a bit slow to start also. It has several buds and the first few leaves just emerged over the weekend. The Brown Turkey continues to surprise me, it is looking pretty good overall. Actually, let me revise that, I think I Brown Turkey may actually be two trees (you can see the two stems in the original post). One of the two looks really good, whereas the other has a bit more die back.
I think pomegranates are generally considered small trees/shrubs and top out around 8-10 ft in commercial settings. Up here they will probably stay considerably smaller, if they survive. My Salavatski/Russian was up to around 6.5 ft. After trimming off the dead wood, it is now around 5-5.5 ft. The my Surh-anor suffered much less, but it is only ~3ft tall, so it may have been better protected from the winter winds.
I'm not really sure how quickly they will fruit, especially up here in New England. I've read that they can fruit when around 4-5 ft tall. There is also apparently a good sized Salavatski growing in Allentown/Bethlehem PA (z6b) that fruits regularly, but I'm not sure how old it was before it started to fruit.
In a related note, I just read over the weekend that pomegranates and crape myrtles are related to each other.