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Fig, Chicago Hardy

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The cold-hardiest fig available.

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After a single bite into a fig, we know well why figs figure so prominently in scriptures (e.g., Biblical proverb: “He who guards the fig tree will eat its fruit”) and myths. Strikingly attractive trees, lushly embroidered with large, three-fingered leaves, bestow a luscious cavalcade of golf ball-sized deep-purple figs. In the first season after planting, you can pick, peel, and delight in sweet, juicy, fresh figs right off the tree from late summer into early fall. High-performance shrubs produce up to 100 pints of figs in a season. Figs are epicurean marvels, delicious in salads, added to cereal, or served as a wrapped appetizer. The cold-hardiest (hence ‘Chicago’) fig available, handsome trees can grow up to 30 feet; or you can keep them at 6 feet: it’s up to you. Low upkeep trees can grow just about anywhere. Drought-tolerant, pest-resistant.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

5-10

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

15-30 feet

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

15-30 feet

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Perennial

Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.

Tree

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Height
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Spread
15-30 feet
Life Cycle
Perennial
Growth Habit
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Food Use
Edible Fruit
Genus
Ficus carica
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Fig, Chicago Hardy is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Rather small I bought this a couple months ago. I knew it would be small since it is listed as being a 4" pot. However, it was a 1" plug stuck in a 4" pot with potting soil around it. The plug had been watered, but the soil around it hadn't even been watered and had all fallen out during shipping. When I order a 4" pot, I expect there to be roots in all 4". I paid way too much for what I received.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is not a tree! Just received my order, which included this fig "tree". Very disappointing, to say the least. It's a tiny plant with deformed leaves. I paid almost $20 for this little thing. Lesson learned.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A great fig with one important caveat I bought this several years ago from another vendor. It is remarkably easy to grow and highly productive. I can vouch for its cold tolerance to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. The caveat is that this is an open eye fig meaning that there is an opening at the blossom end which persists through maturity. Every fig was infested with ants. I tried perimeter treatment and ant bait but I never got one fig for myself that wasn't a home to 4 or 5 small red ants. A real pity.
Date published: 2016-11-03
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