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Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

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Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

Description

The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is a cold-hardy variety that can grow up to 10 feet tall. It's grown in zones 5-10 and produces sweet, juicy figs that are perfect for snacking or baking.

Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is a popular choice for home growers in colder climates. It is known for its ability to withstand harsh winters and its relatively low-maintenance requirements. The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is also a prolific producer of fruit, with each tree producing up to 100 pounds of figs per year.

Here are some of the key features of the Chicago Hardy Fig Tree:

  • Cold-hardiness: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is hardy in USDA zones 5-9, making it a good choice for gardeners in colder climates.
  • Fruit size: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree produces medium-sized figs that are about 1-2 inches in diameter.
  • Fruit flavor: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree produces sweet, juicy figs with a slightly tart finish.
  • Fruit ripening: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree fruits ripen in late August or early September.

Here are some tips for growing the Chicago Hardy Fig Tree:

  • Planting location: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
  • Watering: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree requires regular watering, especially during the first year after planting.
  • Fertilizing: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree should be fertilized in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Pruning: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree does not require much pruning, but it can be pruned in the late winter or early spring to remove dead, diseased, or damaged branches.

Pests and diseases: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but it can be susceptible to scale, aphids, and powdery mildew.

Summary: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is a cold-hardy, low-maintenance variety of fig tree that is a good choice for home growers in colder climates. It is a prolific producer of sweet, juicy figs.

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plants are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in Fall and Winter and will lose most of their leaves looking dead and dry, this is very normal. They will flush out in Spring.

We cannot ship certain plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by the Department of Agriculture.

Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors

Mature Height: 15-30 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Mature width: 15-30 ft.
Botanical Name: Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'
Growth Rate: Moderate
Harvest Time: July-October
Year to Bear: Can Fruit the 1st Year!
Note
Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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