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Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'
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Due to the winter season we hold plant shipments to Zones 3-5 till April 15th. Zones 6-10 will ship now. If you are in Zones 3-5 and would like to have your order shipped now please call 855-541-7526

Description

Dying to have your own fig tree, but you have been told time and time again it's too cold where you live? The Chicago Hardy Fig is cold hardy even into a growing zone 5!

You'll get to sample the plump and tasty figs in your tree's very first season. Even a young plant can produce a small crop for you to show off! The figs are medium in size, but big in taste! They are sweet and delicious.

Chicago Hardy figs are a beautiful deep purple that looks gorgeous against the deep green of the 3 lobed leaves  Not only does this tree provide fruit, it is an attractive specimen tree for your yard. Its mature height and width is 15-30 feet.  This fig can tolerate severe pruning.  It can be grown in a container and maintained at a height of approximately 6 feet.

This Fig tree is low maintenance and disease and pest resistant.  The Chicago Hardy Fig thrives in full sun and can tolerate a variety of soils as long as they are well drained.  Cold, drought and heat tolerant, the Chicago Hardy Fig tree can grow in most states!  You will only need one fig tree to harvest tons of fruit; the Chicago Hardy Fig is self-pollinating.

Grow your very own figs with the Chicago Hardy Fig tree!  We have a limited supply so order yours today!

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AZ, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Fall Color Yellow
Botanical Name Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

How To Care

When planting your Chicago Hardy Fig tree be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive.  Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant.  This variety can be planted from growing zones 5 to 10.  If you are in a cooler zone like 5, summer is great time to plant.  In warm growing zones like 9 and 10, feel free to safely plant your new fig in winter.

Fig trees thrive in full sun and are adaptable to a variety of soils as long as they are well-draining.  Water deeply when planting and twice weekly for 3 months while your tree is establishing.   After the establishment period, in most areas you will only need to water during dry spells.  However, if you are in an extremely dry and/or hot climate, you may need to water a couple times per month in summer throughout your Fig tree's life.  If you see wilting leaves, your Fig tree needs more water.  Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is highly recommended for Fig trees.  Mulching protects those shallow roots from drying out.  Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease.  Fertilize in spring to give your tree a boost.  Choose a slow release, balanced fertilizer like the one we carry to feed your fig.  Once established if your tree is growing and fruiting well, there is no need to fertilize.  Figs trees grown in containers will need fertilized 3 or 4 times per year as nutrients leech out of the pot when you water.  Prune your Fig in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches and to maintain size.

The Chicago Hardy Fig is pest and disease resistant.

Harvesting Tip:  Do not harvest your figs until they are ripe indicated by a rich purple/brown hue and a fruit that has some give.  Once picked, figs stop ripening.

Shipping Restriction

AZ, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Fall Color Yellow
Botanical Name Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

Shipping Details

Due to the winter season we hold plant shipments to Zones 3-5 till April 15th. Zones 6-10 will ship now.

If you are in Zones 3-5 and would like to have your order shipped now please call 855-541-7526

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LB
11/03/2018
Luigi B.
United States

Chicago fig tree

The fig tree arrived as scheduled, well packed and it did look very nice when I opened the box. However, after a couple days, I noticed it suffered tremendously during the shipment and it almost died. This tree was shipped in October and I live in Northern Jersey: I am wondering if it was too much a change in climate for the tree. Should the plant be bought from a Nursery up North or in Canada, where it should be acclimated to a colder weather?

11/05/2018

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DS
09/22/2018
dorothy spinks

So pleased

I was pleasantly surprised at the beauty of my fig tree. Large leaves and bunches of figs already on my tree. I would definitely buy from Planting Tree again.

J
07/20/2017
John

Excellent Hardy Fig Trees

I purchased two Chicago Hardy Fig trees. They were packaged extremely well and arrived in Michigan in excellent condition. They are beautiful plants already bearing fruit. Overall I am very satisfied.

J
06/04/2017
James

Thanks

Excellent specimen that arrived in perfect shape. It is an even larger tree than i had expected

J
05/30/2017
Joseph

The tree is big

As advertised, the tree is at least 6 feet high. So far it seems to be doing well after replanting.. It has been about 3 weeks and looks great.

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