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This Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is the package deal when it comes to fruiting fig trees!
The Ficus carica tree aka common fig is self pollinating, meaning you only need one tree to have fresh fig production. The Chicago fig tree has a high yield of deliciously, sweet edible fruit that ripen in late summer or early fall depending on your location. Ripe fruit are medium sized figs with a dark mahogany color on the outside and deep purple inside, the same as Brown Turkey.
The lobed leaves have an oblong shape compared to other fig tree leaves. They will die back in winter and this is totally normal. Once the weather warms up, the green leaves will flush out and resume growth in spring.
They are easy to grow cold hardy fruit trees and can produce over 100 pints of fig fruit during the growing season. The delicious figs are perfect eaten fresh, used in jams or jellies, or dehydrated for later use. Bears fruit in the first year of tree planting.
Chicago Fig Tree Care
Grow in full sun to partial shade in moist, well draining soil. Keep well watered the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. The Chicago Cold Hardy Fig tree is drought tolerant once established.
Grow this deciduous fig tree across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 5-10. It is cold hardy down to 10 degrees Fahrenheit and the roots are hardy down to even colder winters. An excellent choice for colder climates.
This fast growing tree can grow up to 10-15 feet tall and 9-12 feet wide when planted in the ground. The Chicago fig grows well in containers as long as it is in full sun and in a pot with a drainage hole. Add loamy potting soil to your container and feed annually with a slow release fertilizer. The perfect small tree for your patio!
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Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'
- Low maintenance
- Self pollinating
- Cold hardy
- Small tree