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Hardy Chicago Fig

Very cold hardy.

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Hardy Chicago Fig

Very cold hardy.

  • Excellent for mountainous areas
  • Best for late summer/early fall fruiting
  • Only fig for winter climate zones
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
  • 74035
  • bareroot
  • $29.99
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  • Botanical Name: Ficus carica 'Hardy Chicago'
  • 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, Partial Shade
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: A mature Chicago Hardy Fig Tree can yield up to 100 pints of figs from a single tree! Matures July through frost. Bears fruit early on new growth. Fruit produced on the older wood will appear in early summer and fruit on new growth will appear in early fa
  • Size: Bareroot
  • Blooms: Fall
  • Fruit: Small to medium with small eye. Golf ball size. Blackish-purple skin with strawberry color flesh. Fruit will be sweeter when the tree gets more direct sun. Allow figs to ripen on the tree and pick as they ripen. Fresh figs do not store well. Can be dried.
  • Zone: 6-8
  • Form: Fruit, Fruit Tree, Fig
  • 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.
  • Growth Rate: Vigourus grower
  • Pruning: Does 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.
  • Foliage: Large, tropical-looking, glossy green, lobed leaves.
  • 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.

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