Chicago Hardy Fig Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy' Bareroot Live Fruit Plant Non-GMO, Organic, Heirloom

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Chicago Hardy Fig (Rooted Starter Plant). 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 and hardy even into a growing zone 5!

• Succulent Figs that Can Withstand Freezing Temperatures!
• Grow Figs almost Anywhere in the US! • Withstands temperatures as low as -10 degrees! • Drought Tolerant and Pest Resistant • Produces a Large Crop Every Year! • Cold Hardy Fig - Can grow in very cold climates! • High fruit yields • Plump, delicious figs • Withstands colder climates down to zone 5! • Enjoy Fruit July through frost. Cold winters won't bother this plant • Very easy to grow in containers on patios or porches.

Size: 6" to 12" Fig Plant Soil Type: Adaptable Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade Drought Tolerance: Good Mature Height: 15-30 Feet Mature Width (Spread): 15-30 Feet Fall Color: Yellow Growing Hardiness Zones: 5-11 Water: Moderate Bloom Season: Summer through Fall

Chicago Hardy Fig Patio Tree ' Cold Hardy Fig Trees ' Ficus Carica

These are live plants with roots and leaves (if not in winter). They will come with a little soil and wrapped in moist paper in a Ziploc bag or shipped as shown photo in 2-3 inch starter nursery pot . The size is 8-12 inches. 1-year-old seedling.

This hardy fig tree can take subfreezing temperatures, dying back in the fall and resprouting in the spring. The medium-size fruit ripens to a delicious, sweetness in late summer and early fall. For northern growers, give Fig ‘Chicago Hardy’ a heavy mulch with hay or leaves when dormant. An excellent candidate for pot culture, this easy-to-grow fig is also known as 'Bensonhurst Purple.' Its origins are from Sicily.

Figs are well-loved as container plants because they bear fruit at a young age and are self-fruitful without the need of a cross-pollinator. ‘Chicago Hardy Fig’ is a productive purple-brown-skinned fig. The sweet, succulent fruit is large and can measure up to 1-2” in diameter with a reddish interior. They can be eaten fresh or dried to enjoy later. This fig tree can produce two crops a year, especially if it’s grown in a warm location during the fall months to give the second crop time to ripen. Give ‘Chicago Hardy Fig’ plenty of sun and warmth and it will create figs of the finest quality.

Chicago Hardy Fig bears loads of the most delicious, medium-sized mahogany-colored fruit, and as the name implies, it's cold-hardy enough to survive Chicago's cold winters. (Hardy to zone 5 with protection during the winter.)

This fig tree is self-pollinating, so it can be grown successfully on its own, without other varieties present. This plant may die back in colder zones, resuming growth the following spring. However, figs will grow on new wood, so cold winters won't bother this plant! Heat and drought-tolerant once established.

Very easy to grow in containers on patios or porches. They thrive in full sun or dappled shade and typically begin bearing fruit within 2 years, making them a great return on investment!

This Mediterranean fruit is one of the earliest forms of cultivated crops. And with the Chicago hardy fig, people in areas outside its normal range are able to grow it!

The Chicago hardy fig, also called the Bensonhurst Purple fig, is far from the only cultivar. But it’s prized for its tolerance to colder conditions. Most figs only grow in growing zones 7-9, but this one can tolerate temperatures from zones 6-10. Sometimes they’ll even survive the chilly climate of zone 5.

As established trees, they are drought tolerant due to extremely deep roots. Be careful where you plant your fig, as the roots can cause damage to water or sewer pipes! Younger trees require more consistent watering in the first year or so after planting.

A beautiful plant, this hardy Chicago fig is well worth the time and energy spent.

Handling and Planting "Bare-Root" Plants

Roots, rhizomes, and other parts should feel heavy. If they feel light and dried out then the plant probably will not grow. The plant should sprout leaves in the same year it is planted. If you plant a bare root plant in the spring then it should have left by the summer. A plant that sits all season long won't magically sprout next year.

Never let the roots dry out, be especially careful with this before you put the plants in the soil. Plant the bare-root plants before you see new growth starting. Trim off any dead or damaged roots and branches. Do not cut healthy roots shorter, even if it would make planting easier. Place the root portion of the plant in water and let it soak before you plant - several hours for woody plants; 10-20 minutes for perennials, asparagus, strawberries, etc. This good soaking will help the plant get a better start. Dig a hole that is wide enough and deep enough to put the plant in without bending or crowding the roots. Place the plant in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery. You can find this level where the roots start and the top shoots begin (the crown). Do not plant the plant deeper than this line. Spread the roots out evenly. Fill the hole with good soil while you are supporting the plant and keeping the roots spread (this works really well if you have three hands of your own or if you have someone to help you). Gently work the soil in and around the roots; do not pack the soil. Water the plant thoroughly, making sure that the soil around the roots is moist. Wait at least four weeks before you fertilize the plant! Young roots are easily damaged by too much fertilizer. Mulch the plants with quality bark, straw, or compost. Water the new plants until they get established - never let them dry out.

Bare root trees will probably need to be staked for one year. When you put the stakes in, make sure the stakes are in the undisturbed area around the plant (not in the planting hole or the tree may fall over).

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.

The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is similar to the Brown Turkey Fig but better. If you live in an area with a cold climate, you can stop dreaming about eating figs, and start growing them! This tree can withstand temperatures down to -10 degrees and will provide just as many figs as the Brown Turkey, and possibly more.

The Chicago Hardy Fig variety produces a reliable harvest every year here in our zone 5b garden. If you are in zone 5 or warmer, you should be able to grow a delicious harvest of fresh figs with this famous Chicago variety. In zones five and six this variety will often freeze back to the ground. It will come up each year but will produce a massive harvest in autumn. An excellent choice for all but the northernmost regions, this delicious fig is extra sweet and is perfect for fresh eating, preserves and delicious baked goods. This plant survives well with little water, and once established it thrives in heat and other difficult conditions.

If you are in Zone 5 or warmer, the Chicago Hardy fig is truly one of the easiest crops you can grow! Plant it in almost any sunny spot, and you should harvest your first crop in as little as a year. Healthy plants are shipped right to your door, postpaid, and guaranteed.

Also, check out our other delicious fruiting plants! Now is a great time to put fruit plants in the ground for future harvests. Save money and grow your own with our delicious heirloom favorites.

Have Sweet Figs by July Grows to a mature height of 15-30 feet with large green leaves. The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is self-fertile and will produce sweet coffee-colored golf ball-sized figs. They have a bright appetizing strawberry flesh, and an addictive flavor. You will produce succulent figs that will become so addictive.

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.

Health Benefits You get rich, juicy, and sweet figs, which promote bone density, and are high in fiber, magnesium, copper, and potassium which helps lower blood pressure. If you smash dried leaves and figs from your tree, they can be used as a natural remedy to relieve sore throats. But wait, it doesn't stop there. Figs also have powerful antioxidants believed to help fight off disease.

Carefree Tree Early homesteaders would commonly have several fig trees. They are naturally pest and disease resistant and provide a reliable crop year after year. The Chicago Hardy is one of the tastiest no-fuss fig trees that you can grow. It's drought-tolerant, meaning it can withstand dry climates and limited watering. It also adapts to various soils as well!

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

Chicago Hardy Fig Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

How To Winterize

Start your winter protection by pruning dead leaves and branches. Mulch the base of your tree to cover the soil over the root system. Water fig tree once a month while dormant since the fig doesn't need much water when in dormancy. If the temperature drops below 25 degrees you can wrap the tree with burlap or bubble wrap to protect it against frost.

When To Prune

Prune in late winter or early spring to encourage new fruit growth.

How Tall Does This Fig Tree Get?

30 feet tall with a 20-30 foot spread at maturity but can be kept pruned down to a height of 6 feet.

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 a 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 established. 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 of 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 ripely indicated by a rich purple/brown hue and a fruit that has some give. Once picked, figs stop ripening. Figs also do great when grown in containers.

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