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    Chicago Hardy Fig Tree for Sale


Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

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Chicago Hardy Fig Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Chicago Hardy Fig Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 5-10

Growing Zones 5-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-10
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-30 ft.

Mature Width:

15-30 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


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Botanical Name:

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

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Withstands Temperatures down to -20F

Here's why:

  • The cold hardiest Fig available
  • Low maintenance tree with high fruit yields
  • Drought tolerant
  • Pest resistant

A Fig Grows in Chicago

No matter how cold it gets, the Chicago Hardy Fig Tree will never let you down. It's a Fig-yielding machine that can withstand some of the coldest winter temperatures Mother Nature can dish out. Also known as the Cold Hardy Fig, it can literally freeze over and still come back strong the following spring, producing bushels of plump, delicious figs.

Achieving heights of up to 30 feet, the Cold Hardy Fig can be trimmed to size and maintained as small as 6 feet high if desired. The large, three-fingered leaves offer a thick screen of lush greenery when left to flourish. Add to that the deep purple figs that provide a lovely visual accent and you have a stunning, functional tree that will enhance any planting location you choose.

This Tree really Gives a Fig-and then some!

As wonderful as the Chicago Hardy looks, the real prize is all the figs. The golf ball sized, richly colored fruit abounds. Slice one open and behold the juicy flesh of these high quality figs. Perfect for peeling and eating right off the tree in late summer to early fall, you'll be enjoying these amazing figs in your first season after planting. And the numbers may surprise you. Your Chicago Hardy will yield as many as 100 pints of figs each season!

These healthy, delicious treats can be used in a variety of ways to spruce up meals and desserts. Whether tossed into salads, added to oatmeal or wrapped in prosciutto for an unforgettable appetizer, your homegrown figs will always keep things interesting in landscape and kitchen alike.

Order your Cold Hardy Fig Tree today!

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Customer Reviews

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My fig tree arrived in perfect condition! Box was well protected and my tree was perfect, it even has baby figs. Was very pleased with this purchase and am looking forward to ordering more! Thank you
December 31, 2012
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AMAZING GROWTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The fig tree was a little under 2 feet tall and under 2 feet wide when I planted it. Now less than a year later it is almost 5 feet tall and over 4 feet wide, it is bursting with life and so many healthy leaves. I even found my first few figs, which is amazing as I thought it had put all its energy into growing! WOW! Fig trees and most other fruit trees struggle a bit in the Florida weather but Fast-Growing-Trees have the best chance of surviving here AND FGT replaces them if they don't make it. Tip: ALWAYS BUY INSURANCE on trees no matter where you live because sometimes it takes a while for them to get in trouble, so you need the years coverage.
July 24, 2015
Safety Harbor, FL
1 year ago
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So Far So Good
The little tree seems to be doing okay. The fruit it had on it ripened and tasted great. No new growth as of yet. I assume it is establishing it's root system.I'll be waiting to see how it takes our Ohio winter, as this one is forecasted to be a rough one. Keeping my fingers crossed--as I titled this, so far so good.
September 13, 2014
over 2 years ago
Great tree
The tree arrived healthy. I planted it in the yard and within 2 weeks, it had buds on it for figs. It's growing rather well so far and I'm happy with it. All that remains at this point is to see how it fares over the winter months being so small a tree.
September 25, 2014
over 2 years ago
Growth Rate
Great fig tree!
I My grandma got me this tree. Slow growth, but has survived this winter, with cold lasting throughout March! We wrapped it in burlap for the winter, and not much more, but it is still healthy. No figs, but that is expected, because I received it in October. It is small, but I love this tree.
April 4, 2015
New York City, NY
Growing Zone:
cold hardy fig
Still way to early for a review, must see that it survives out CT winter. But the fruit we got was nice!
September 8, 2014
over 2 years ago
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Chicago hardy fig
Very happy with my fig tree. Came very small, so I was afraid to plant n the backyard, but doing well outside, still in pot and setting few fruits already.
July 25, 2015
1 year ago
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Growth Rate
Better than expected
Plant was delivered on time and healthy, several figs already on the tree. Planted immediately according to directions. No sign of root shock. Still early, but it looks like it took. One fig has ripened and signs of new growth are apparent.

Very pleased!
July 29, 2015
1 year ago
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Planted tree in early spring. About a dozen figs are growing strong. Two thumbs up
July 25, 2015
Annapolis, MD
1 year ago
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All positive. Looks great, growing well and nothing negative I can say. Looking forward to ripe fruit time.
July 25, 2015
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Chicago Hardy Fig Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Chicago Hardy Fig Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Chicago Hardy Fig Tree again after the transplant is complete.

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We have had a potted fig tree for years, did not know about the hardy Chicago Fig until very recently. It gets harder every year to lug our tree in and out, so we're looking forward to having a tree that will grow and produce figs outside! Can't wait to get it!
Francine T O on Jun 15, 2016
I love figs and the leaves are so beautiful to look at.
Carol W on Jun 9, 2016
Cold Hard my last fig bush did not make it threw this cold season
Hiram S on Jun 13, 2016
ROBERT W on Apr 22, 2016
will it grow outside in zone 6?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, Chicago hardy figs will grow in zone 6. We had one growing for 3 seasons. But . . . you need to protect it in the Winter. I did not protect it during the winter of 2013-2014; and it did not make it so I got one from Fast Growing Trees . I have hear of a fig that has been growing for a number of years and is now about 8 ' . They have a frame work and even blankets that they used. It is possible but you need to protect it.
Reply · Report · william b b on Aug 6, 2014
what is the ideal height to maintain this fig tree ?
alienann on May 10, 2015
Best Answer: No you do not, fig self pollinate, I keep it around 8 feet tall to get it in and out through my garage door, my aunt has one that she keeps outside around 12 feet tall
Reply · Report · Carlos A on Apr 18, 2016
When will the fig bear fruit?
Helen Y M on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: Figs tend to bear fruit no matter the age of the plant. We have seen some fig plants that are less than 2 years old, full of fruit.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 4, 2014
How tall is the fig tree?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: The Chicago Fig Tree can grow 15-30 ft. tall. The 3 gallon size is about 2 feet tall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
can I grow it in a pot than bring indoors after all leave fall off?
Irene R on Jun 29, 2015
Best Answer: That's what I do. In the fall, I bring our fig trees into the garage and let them winter over, giving them maybe a cup of water once a week. Keep trees out of direct sunlight (you can cover with black plastic). And then just put them back outside in the spring.
Reply (1) · Report · Irene D on Jun 30, 2015
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Do you need two trees to pollenate?
rob g on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is self pollinating, so it doesn't need a mate. However multiple trees always help with pollination.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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can this grow in Katonah NY? can I plant it in the earth or do I need a pot ?
Girija S on Jun 30, 2015
Best Answer: I gave this tree to my brother in law last year. He planted in the ground ,and it went through a record breaking winter. It already has given fruit this year and is growing just great.
Reply · Report · David B on Jun 30, 2015
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Do I need to cover this fig in the winter. Living in the Reading, PA. Area. (South Eastern PA) thr taste of this fig has compared to other figs...sweetness and quality. Or, do you have a better selection for a fig tree in my area of PA? Thx!
Bob M on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree won't need to be covered, but placing a sheet over it at night to protect it from frost will protect it if you get worried. Place mulch, pine straw or hay around your tree to keep the roots warm. It produces a sweet fig that's rich in flavor similar to the Turkey Fig.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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Could we trimmed hardy fig in summer? or it is best to wait spring time
Yves P on Jul 24, 2015
Best Answer: It is best to prune them in the winter or fall.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jul 24, 2015
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Will this tree do well on the Oregon Coast in Seaside, OR.???
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: The Oregon Coast would be a fine area for a Chicago Hardy Fig Tree to grow.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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Are your fig trees organic,and do you use roundup ?
gary i on Apr 5, 2016
Best Answer: YEs, organic and no roundup.
Reply · Report · Melody T on Apr 19, 2016
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my chicago fig is still in a large container and doing excellent....is it too late to plant it in the ground here in northern massachusetts?
alienann on Jul 14, 2015
Best Answer: Hi An
You can still plant your fig, but it will require a little more attention if it is extremely hot. You also have the option of waiting until fall and planting it then, as long as it continues to do well in the pot.
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Jul 15, 2015
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When is it safe to plant the fig tree?
A shopper on Sep 19, 2014
Best Answer: It's best to plant this tree in the early spring or early fall. Since it's currently mid winter we suggest planting this tree 6 weeks after the final freeze in your area.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 16, 2015
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how much sun this this tree needs daily?
scooter on Jul 22, 2014
Best Answer: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree does best with at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. This fig tree is shade tolerant, and does well in full to partial sunlight.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 25, 2014
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Couple questions. Is the 3 gal tree already producing? Will it withstand direct sunlight in zone 9?
j m on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree will produce fruit within a year of being planted, but may need some time to get established in its new environment first. It can withstand full sunlight in zone 9.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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Can fig tree be planted in a pot?
Gerri C on Apr 18, 2016
Best Answer: Yes they can, I live in Mass cold temperatures and I have the tree in a pot take it out during the summer and keep it in during the winter, the tree can survive the cold and snow, but I like in a very large pot, baring fruit. Enjoy
Reply · Report · Carlos A on Apr 18, 2016
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Do we need another tree for pollination?
Gloria Y on Jun 3, 2016
Best Answer: Nope. Mine fruited the 1st year. It is important to restrict the root growth though. Either in a pot or put slab rock under the plant when planting.
Reply · Report · Matthew H on Jun 3, 2016
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I live near Detroit. Is it ok to plant the Chicago Hardy Fig Tree behind our house facing east?
Mahadevan S on Apr 16, 2016
Best Answer: I also live in the Detroit area (western suburb) and purchased a Chicago Hardy Fig Tree from Fast-Growing Trees. It was planted in a garden area on the east side of my house. Sadly, the tree did not survive.
Reply · Report · David M on Apr 18, 2016
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Will this tree grow outdoors in Minneapolis MN?
Je L on Aug 5, 2015
Best Answer: They claim it is hardy in cold weather. Overall I would not recommend it. The first one I got didn't survive the winter in New Jersey. The replacement they sent was a seedling. All the growth it on tender stems. I doubt it will make it through the winter. There certainly are not going to be any figs this year. I will never buy anything from this place again.
Reply · Report · Stephen C on Aug 5, 2015
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Do the roots stay shallow, or will they go deep? How deep a container do I need?
Zeo P on Aug 2, 2016
Best Answer: I grew mine the first summer in a 15 gallon pot and it seemed happy and produced a few figs. This year I put in in the back yard and it's about 3 feet tall and has about 20 figs developing so far. The roots did not grow to the bottom of the pot last year, so I suspect it has shallow roots.
Reply · Report · melanie g on Aug 2, 2016
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If it's 20 below zero temp, can it survive?
Bhupat D on Jun 12, 2016
Best Answer: Roots will survive. And maybe 1-2 inched of trunk if covered with mulch, leaves or both. Starts growing back in June, within a month reaches around foot, foot and a half. Looks like medium sized bush by fall. Will never take a tree form where temperatures reach -20, unless somehow winter protected. But it bears fruit on the new grows anyway.
Reply · Report · Alex G on Jun 14, 2016
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is this hardy fig tree self pollinating?
john c on Apr 24, 2016
Best Answer: Yes we keep these in our greenhouse through the winter and are currently harvesting figs so yes they are self pollinating
Reply · Report · Gary M on Apr 24, 2016
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In the description it says to peel and eat the fruit...do I need to peel the fruit to eat it?
Peggy V on Apr 10, 2016
Best Answer: I do not generally peel figs; they can be eaten with the skin or without.
Reply · Report · elinor r on Apr 11, 2016
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before I buy this fig tree, when is the best time to plan it, summer or fall?
Governor J on Aug 2, 2015
Best Answer: Most people do prefer to plant in the spring or fall. You can also plant in the summer as long as you can give it enough water during hot spells.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Aug 5, 2015
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We planted two Chicago Hardy fig trees in early May; branches had no indication of any growth. Now, about a month and a half later, there is still no sign of sprouting of anything. Do I need to wait until next growing season to see any leaves, etc? We're in central Maryland; plants did not have any frost and have been well-watered since they were put in the ground.
Glen S on Jun 17, 2015
Best Answer: We never put small fig trees in the ground as we live in NY - we put them in 5 gallon containers and wrap them up and put in the shed for the winter - last year when we received the fig tree - it did have some growth on it - no figs ... this year after we have taken it out in April the leaves have grown dramatically and we see indication where figs are forming ... check that the stems still feel alive and not dry and brittle - I'm sure by next year you will see growth!
Reply · Report · Annette P on Jun 17, 2015
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How fast does this tree grow? How many feet a year?
Jackie on May 23, 2015
Best Answer: I only bought the tree a year ago. All I can say is, it is growing beautifully, and is very healthy. I am not sure exactly how much it has grown in size, but it is quite a bit. We kept it indoors in the garage over the New England winter. Can't wait to see what we get for a yield this year. I'm glad we bought this particular variety and we're hoping for very good things to come.
Reply · Report · Irene D on Jun 2, 2015
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can i grow inside? I also have a Mission Fig Tree indoors that's about 12 years old. bearing no fruit. Suggestions?
Angelyn P on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: The Chicago Fig Tree can get 15 to 30 feet wide and 15 to 30 feet tall, so it isn't recommended for indoor growth. It would survive indoors with proper care, but would have to be regularly pruned back. You may need to pollinate you Mission Fig Tree by hand. Take a paint brush and gently paint over each bloom daily to spread pollen. Don't wash the paint brush. Indoor Trees don't have the wind or bees to naturally spread pollen.
Reply (2) · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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Planted my Hardy Chicago Fig Tree September 2015. Appears to be growing well this year in warm sunny weather. Can you provide pruning instructions for optimum fruit yield ?
Felix L on Jul 12, 2016
Best Answer: They produces fruit on old and new growth, but more prolifically on new
growth. Prune lightly in late winter just before new growth emerges to remove dead or
damaged wood, and open plant up to the sunlight
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jul 13, 2016
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What is best to feed/fertilize the tree?
Leslie D on May 11, 2016
Best Answer: Usually fig trees don’t require any fertilizing, unless you know that your lawn is lacking in nutrients. If you need to fertilize your trees it’s best to do so in the early spring. Use a slow release, well balanced organic fertilizer, like formula 10-10-10.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on May 12, 2016
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My leaves are turning brown, not dead brown, just a darker shade of green, closer to brown. They are curling slightly but feel healthy and are not brittle or drooping. It was purchased and planted about a month ago (April). I am in zone 7 and we recently had some cold nights in the mid 30's and warm days in the 70's and 80's. Is this shock, over watering (it's not under, I'm sure) or a bigger problem?
John D on Apr 19, 2016
Best Answer: I'm zone 5 in Ohio. Nothing happening yet, though is green under the skin. I'd say your low temps would put it into dormancy. Some new stuff should be showing soon.
Reply · Report · David H W on Apr 20, 2016
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