Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

45 reviews
  • Low maintenance


  • Self pollinating

  • Cold hardy

  • Small tree

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Extremely Resistant to Colder Temperatures - Perfect for Northern Growing!

This Cold Proof Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is the package deal when it comes to fruiting fig trees!

The ripe fruit is medium-sized figs with 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.

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When Do Chicago Hardy Figs Ripen?

The Chicago fig tree has a high yield of deliciously sweet edible fruit that ripens in late summer starting in August to early fall depending on your location. Chicago hardy fig trees can produce as much as 100 pints of figs in optimal growing conditions.

How Tall Does A Chicago Hardy Fig Tree Get?

This fast-growing fruit 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!

Visit our Fig Grow Guide and check out our Growing Fruit Trees in Containers Blog.

How To Care For A Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

Chicago Hardy Fig care consists of growing your plant 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.

How To Prune A Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

The best time to prune a Chicago hardy fig tree is in the winter when the tree is dormant or in the early spring. Be sure to prune the tree in its first year of growth after being planted. Chicago hardy fig trees take well to pruning and can grow new figs on old and new wood. 

If you want to get more figs try pruning to allow for multiple trunks. Otherwise prune it to remove older or dead wood. Never prune more than a third of the growth at a time. You can also trim back branches to allow for good airflow to the center of the tree. 

When To Plant Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

The best time to plant a Chicago hardy fig tree is in the spring when the tree is dormant. If you're planting in a warmer zone that doesn't have freezing temperatures, you can plant them in late fall or early winter.

Are Chicago Hardy Figs Self Pollinating

The Ficus carica tree aka common fig is self-pollinating, meaning you only need one tree to have fresh fig production.

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Botanical Name
Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'
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Sunlight
Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color
Green

Mature Width
9-12 ft

Mature Height
10-15 ft

Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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07/01/2022
Anonymous
United States

Chicago Hardy fig

Shipping was fast and the tree was packaged very well and was very healthy. I will buy from them again in the future.

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06/29/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Fig Tree received and pretty happy with it

The fig tree has some browning on some of the leaves, not sure if that was just from shipping

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06/27/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Great Experience with Fig Tree

The tree and I are still getting to know each other in Minnesota. It is planted in a pot so that I can move it inside during our cold winters. We are still looking for the perfect place for the tree in the yard but it is looking very healthy and I hope to be enjoying fresh figs this summer. I really didn't know how this would work but I have been very pleased so far. The tree arrived in great shape and ready to be planted. I had never had a tree shipped before, especially from Florida, and was very pleasantly surprised when it arrived alive and healthy.

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06/22/2022
Erica
United States United States

Couldn't be happier!

First time customer, this will NOT be my last order. My Chicago Hardy Fig tree arrived gorgeous and healthy, multi branched with mature leaves (trimmed for shipping). The main stem is about 1 inch diameter with 5 to 6 one quarter inch (or larger) branches. It even had 5 darling little baby figs on it! I ordered the 3 Gallon pot because that's all that was left in stock, but I'm very happy I did. I was not expecting much this late in the season, but it's a great plant. Highly recommended!

06/27/2022

Perfect Plants

Hi Erica. We are beyond grateful for your kind word and continued support. So happy to hear everything went well with your Chicago Hardy Fig Tree. Happy fig picking!

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06/21/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

As Advertised

The one gallon sized fig tree was, indeed, in a one gallon pot with healthy roots. It is thriving where I planted it.

06/27/2022

Perfect Plants

Thank you for your kind words and your Chicago Hardy Fig Tree order. Happy fig picking.

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