Fig ‘Chicago Hardy’

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Ficus carica ‘Chicago Hardy’ 

Prolific, cold hardy variety producing fruit that matures to a deep purplish brown with sweet, intense flavored pinkish-amber flesh.

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Description

Perhaps the most cold hardy, prolific, and vigorous fig variety for colder climates. Fruit matures to a deep purplish-brown with sweet, intensely flavored pinkish-amber flesh. Bears fruit in 2-3 years. Height 10-15′.

Figs can be grown as trees or pruned to be kept as bushes. In cooler zones, fig branches die back to ground in winter and re-grow again each year, generally maintaining a bushy appearance. The main fruit crop occurs on the current year’s growth although some varieties also have an additional early crop (Breba crop) on old growth. Figs prefer moist, well-drained soil and can be grown in containers or the landscape.

  • USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-10
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: Bush 5-6′ ;  Tree 8-15′
  • Fruiting Time(s): July & September

 

 

Additional information

Size

1 qt, 1 gal