Chicago Hardy Fig Tree for Sale

Chicago Hardy Fig Tree for Sale

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Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

Withstands Temperatures down to -20F

Size: 5 Gallon

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $149.90
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Size: 3 Gallon

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Size: 1 Gallon

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Planting Mix
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
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ 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

DIEHARD Transplant
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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.  

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Growing Zones: 5-10

Mature Height: 15-30 ft.
Mature Width: 15-30 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Drought Tolerance: Good
Chill Hours: 100
Botanical Name: Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-10
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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.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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31 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
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
1 year 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
1 year ago
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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
9 months ago
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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
1 year ago
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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
Growing Zone:
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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
6 months 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
10 months ago
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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
4 months ago
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Planted tree in early spring. About a dozen figs are growing strong. Two thumbs up
July 25, 2015
10 months ago
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Why did you choose this? Store
cold hardy
Trac H on Nov 12, 2015
I' am zone 7 . And it is a bigger plant. Cold hardy .Can't wait for next year to see it take off. This is a Christmas gift from my son. I wanted something I could enjoy all year.
Sondra G. B on Oct 30, 2015
cold hardy
Trac H on Nov 12, 2015
Christmas gift
colleen p on Nov 10, 2015
I' am zone 7 . And it is a bigger plant. Cold hardy .Can't wait for next year to see it take off. This is a Christmas gift from my son. I wanted something I could enjoy all year.
Sondra G. B on Oct 30, 2015
Want to see how the fig will respond to the Long Island bitter cold
John C L on Oct 14, 2015
It would look good on my back porch & surprise the wife.
Edward G on Oct 14, 2015
I like figs and I live in Oklahoma
steve l on Sep 17, 2015
I wanted a fig tree that would not be effected by snow and/or cold and produces later in the season. This will be our fifteenth fig tree.
Lianda K T on Sep 8, 2015
Best fig tree for my area.
James B on Sep 3, 2015
My brothers and I picked this to send to our Mother who just lost her sister. They were raised in Florida and had several fig trees. After a lot of thought, we decided to pick this for her to remember her sister. Also, with this tree, it may give her incentive to keep going so she can see it yearly. They live in zone 6, so I was pleased to see a fig tree that would work that far from Florida. Thank you!
Sharon S on Sep 2, 2015
Decided to try the Hardy Chicago Fig Tree do to past freezing problems with a White Treana Fig tree purchased at a local nursery. Hoping this Hardy Chicago Tree lives up to it's claims.
Felix L on Sep 1, 2015
Love figs
Dragan S on Aug 26, 2015
love figs
Roxann B on Aug 25, 2015
Having grown up in the South, I grew up with figs and fig jam. The two Turkish Brown fig trees I had did not make it through a rough winter - so I am hoping that this variety will allow me to have a little piece of home.
Sandra R on Aug 21, 2015
I just moved from a house that had 2 fig trees. They produced such nice shade for my cats and such good fruit. The maintenance of them was minimal and were nice to look at. I missed them and decided to plant one where I live now.
Yvette D on Aug 20, 2015
Christmas gift
colleen p on Nov 10, 2015
Want to see how the fig will respond to the Long Island bitter cold
John C L on Oct 14, 2015
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.
what is the ideal height to maintain this fig tree ?
alienann on May 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This variety is only supposed to grow to around 6 feet. I see no need to prune it to be smaller.
When will my fig tree. Start to bloom after wintering ?
Red C on May 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hopefully in the spring.
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.
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: My Chicago fig is still potted and was protected in a greenhouse, but it is full of figs and is fruiting earlier than a Celeste fig tree that is also in a pot and was protected in a greenhouse.

I plan to plant this in an outdoor area near the house in a southern exposure for the most sun in a corner slightly protected from the harsh winter winds, witch I suggest you do.

This variety seems to grow slower/smaller than the Celeste which may make it a space saver for my garden in Maryland - zone 7A.

I will post more next season to update.
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.
What does the Chicago Hardy Fig Tree look like?
Sajida G on May 24, 2015
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.
my chicago fig is still in a large container and doing it too late to plant it in the ground here in northern massachusetts?
alienann on Jul 14, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
when to plant it on zone 7?
Evy F on Oct 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have bought several of these and planted from May to November with no problem
How late can we plant this in New YoeState?
Don E on Oct 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Would want to plant at least 6 weeks before a hard hard freeze
Can I plant the tree now in August ??.
Bernadette C on Aug 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can go ahead and plant this tree now. The roots only take a few weeks to get established so they will be strong come winter.
I live in Philadelphia and have had my Chicago Hardy fig since May 2015. The tree has more than doubled in size and is already bearing frui! At this rate, I am concerned that it will outgrow the patio area where it is planted. Can I move it to a larger area? And if so, when is the best time if year to do so? Thank you.
H R on Aug 8, 2015
I would move it early spring just before it starts to bud out, but after your last freeze.
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.
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.
my tree was very small not even 6 inch more than a month ago grow a little but when i'm going to have fig fruits you think,can somebody tell me?
analiz on Jun 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Figs normally provide you with fruit the first year. If not the first year then for sure the second year.
Does the Chicago Fig need to be covered in the Winter here in S. Mass.? Bill
bill w on Nov 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, the Chicago Hardy Fig is cold hearty enough so you will not have to worry about that.
is a chicago fig tree deer resistant?
Mike C on Jul 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: While no plant is 100% deer proof because deer will eat anything if food is scarce the Chicago Hardy Fig Tree isn't the first choice for deer. They'll prefer lots of other foliage over this fig tree, therefore the Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is deer resistant.
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.
will the chicago fig grow on the Ms.gulf coast?
pepper on Jul 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree should grow well there. IT does well in zones 5 - 10.
Can I keep this as an indoor-only potted tree all year long? If so, what size pot should it go in and how or when should I prune it to keep it from getting too tall for the room? Or is there a better fig tree for indoor-only use?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: As long as the Chicago Hardy Fig Tree gets enough sunlight it will be fine. The Brown Turkey Fig doesn't get as large as the Chicago Hardy Fig. It's best to prune these trees in early Spring before the growing season. They're recommended to be planted outdoors though, because they both grow quite large. The Celestial Fig and Brown Turkey Fig both grow extremely well in containers.
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.

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