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 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 ripens in late summer or early fall depending on your location. 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.
CHICAGO FIG TREE CARE
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.
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!
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Full Sun / Partial Shade
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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!
The one gallon sized fig tree was, indeed, in a one gallon pot with healthy roots. It is thriving where I planted it.
I was amazed at the packaging of my plant! It arrived in perfect shape. It had a bit of a shock in the 107 heat, but it bounced back and happily planted now. I grew up eating figs off my backyard fig bush, so I can’t wait to do it again!
The fig tree arrived well packed, and quite lively. It is about a month old now and is growing nicely.
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So this is an update to my previous review from 4/22/2022 My Chicago Hardy Fig tree seems to be growing along the ground instead of up, and has spread out a bit. But it does seem healthy, and even has a couple of small pods. I doubt the pods will reach full ripeness being practically on the ground, we're hopeful. I thought about trying the branches to sticks and see if that might get them growling up instead of outward, but I'm afraid of breaking them, so I've been leaving them alone. maybe I'm just impatient. I have another fig tree on the other side that I planted a little over two years ago as a seedling, a month ago it looked dead, now it's thriving and looks much better then this one.