Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

Chicago Hardy Fig 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.

Shop the Chicago Hardy Fig tree for sale. The most versatile fig plant!

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!

How To Care For A Chicago Hardy Fig Tree Bought Online

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.

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'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Mature Width
9-12 ft

Mature Height
10-15 ft

Growing Zones 5-10 Outdoor / 3-11 Patio

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David N.
United States United States

Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

The tree showed up in pretty bad shape. Leaves were brown, it didn't look healthy at all. The trip here to Aurora , Co. was pretty rough on it I think. It traveled across the country in all the excessive heat on a dark hot truck .With some tender loving care, it is beginning to show signs of growth, in only two weeks. I have faith it will do just fine and become the "perfect plant" and addition to my garden. I have it in a large pot. So that I can move it around and take it with us to our new home in the future, where it will find it's place in a permanent setting. I have pictures I would love to submit. Not sure how to send them though.

Perfect Plants Nursery Chicago Hardy Fig Tree Review
United States United States

Didn't last through the winter

Last spring I purchased this tree. It arrived without problem and it did wonderful all season. However, as everything started leafing out this spring.....our little fig was not showing new growth. I went to check some the branches amd all were bone dry. I live in Missouri and our winter was actually pretty warm in comparison to other winters. I thought this tree would not need to be brought in doors for winter..... but maybe I was wrong. Disappointed our poor little tree didn't make it through the winter.

United States United States

Great Fig Tree

It wasn't as big as I was hoping (big tree lottery feeling), but it actually came with almost 20 figs on it, and the stock was relatively thick at the bottom. It grew straight, and I like how it's almost perfectly shaped. The tree I bought from Perfect Plants is on the right. I grew the one on the left from 8" about 6 months ago (bought at a big box). Seems like the one from Perfect Plants has better genes, as they both sit in 20 gallon containers and get water/fed at the same rate/amount. A little expensive for a fig plant, but no regrets. This tree definitely grew in me lI had to... haha).

Perfect Plants Nursery Chicago Hardy Fig Tree Review

Perfect Plants Nursery

Hey Ray, Thank you so much for your purchase and trust in our family-owned business here at Perfect Plants! We're so pleased to hear that your Fig Tree is doing and growing well. Look at all those figs already on it! All our plants are taken care of with love, so we appreciate you taking the time to show that love back by leaving us such a wonderful and truthful review. Happy planting and joy delicious figs for years to come, Shirley

Christina b.
United States United States

Wonderful customer service!!!

My fig arrived very dead after many problems with the shipping company. Customer service was friendly and happy to replace my fig, and the subsequent order was just fine! Growing beautifully....


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Christina! I am so sorry to hear that your initial Chicago Hardy Fig Tree didn't arrive well. However, I am glad to hear we were able to make it right and send you a new tree. I hope your tree produces an abundance of delicious figs!

Fig G.
United States United States

Great Customer Service

I had an issue with my initial delivery and I was treated with great service when I contacted for help. I was able to get a replacement and it was super healthy. I am very well pleased with my experience!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hello! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're sorry to hear that there was an issue with your initial delivery, but we're glad that our customer service team was able to assist you in a helpful and timely manner. We take pride in providing excellent customer service and ensuring that our customers are satisfied with their purchases. We're thrilled to hear that you were able to receive a healthy replacement and that you're pleased with your overall experience. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

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