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Hardy Chicago Fig
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Hardy Chicago Fig

Very cold hardy.

One of the most cold hardy of all figs. A good choice for growing in mountain areas of zones 6-8. Best quality is achieved in late summer/early fall. Other varieties are better for prime fig-growing areas of the South, but Hardy Chicago may be the ONLY option in less favorable winter climate fig-growing areas. Zones 6-8
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  • Botanical Name: Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'
  • Height: 15 - 30 feet. May be trimmed to as short as 6 feet.
  • Spacing: 15 - 25 ft
  • Depth: Place the plant in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery. This is where the roots start and the tops shoots begin. Spread the roots out evenly. Gently work the soil around the roots do not pack the soil. Water plant thoroughly.
  • Spread: 15 - 25 ft
  • Light Required: Full sun to part shade. Fruit will be sweeter when the tree gets more direct sun.
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating
  • Yield: A mature Chicago Hardy Fig Tree can yield up to 100 pints of figs from a single tree!
  • Foliage: Large, tropical-looking, glossy green,lobed leaves
  • Fruit: Small to medium with small eye. Golf ball size. Blackish-purple skin with strawberry color flesh.
  • Zone: 6-8
  • Flower Form: Inconspicuous flowers (hidden inside the bud)
  • Soil Requirements: Compost-rich, well-drained soil. Ideal pH balance for great tasting figs is between 6.0 and 6.5.
  • Pruning: Do not require regular pruning once established. Prune figs trees annually during the first three growing seasons to establish desired shape. Best to prune immediately after the main crop is harvested in early fall.
  • Comments: One of the most cold hardy of all figs. A good choice for growing in mountain areas of zones 6-8. Best quality is achieved in late summer/early fall. Other varieties are better for prime fig growing areas of the South, but Hardy Chicago may be the ONLY option in less favorable winter climate fig growing areas. Size: 3-4' dormant plant

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2020 Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/4/20 - 6/5/20
4B 5/4/20 - 6/5/20
5A 3/30/20 - 6/5/20
5B 3/16/20 - 6/5/20
6A 3/9/20 - 6/5/20
6B 3/2/20 - 6/5/20
7A 2/24/20 - 6/5/20
7B 2/24/20 - 6/5/20
8A & B 2/17/20 - 5/15/20
9A & B 2/17/20 - 5/15/20
10A & B 2/10/20 - 5/15/20
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/1/20
8A-10B: 5/11/20

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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