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Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

$24.95

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-t- 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
$6.95
-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.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95

Growing Zones: 5-10
(hardy down to -10℉)



Growing Zones 5-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-30 ft.

Mature Width:

15-30 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

5-10 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Harvest Time:

July - Otctober

Fruit Color:

Purple

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Chill Hours:

100

Botanical Name:

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

Withstands Temperatures down to -10F

A Cold-Hardy, No-Fuss Fig

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!


Fall is a great time to plant figs. As the weather cools down, fig trees start to go dormant. They stop making new foliage and concentrate on growing deeper roots. Once spring arrives, your tree is set to explode with new growth and fruit production!

Your fig tree will arrive with semi-dormant leaves. The once bright spring foliage is now turning brown and spotty, and may be dropping. This is natural and happens this time of year.




Chicago Hardy Fig Tree Pollination

Chicago Hardy Fig Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Chicago Hardy Fig Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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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
January 1, 2013
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
10
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
Purchased
over 3 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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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:
7
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
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Review Title
Planted tree in early spring. About a dozen figs are growing strong. Two thumbs up
July 25, 2015
Annapolis, MD
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
Still too soon to know if it is hardy enough
We ordered our fig tree in April, it look very healthy when it arrived. We also ordered the planting kit and the extended warranty just in case! We planted it as directed in a sunny spot and provided plenty of water and care. Few days after we planted it the leaves started to wilt and it lost them all!! After a week or so the tree looked almost dead, we thought we had lost it but kept looking after it. We ordered this hardy fig tree because we live in Santa Fe, NM where the weather can be extreme and unpredictable: sunny, cold, hot, windy, snowy, stormy, etc. We have had a crazy spring and summer with an unusual heavy rain fall and moderate heat. Fortunately this has helped our fig tree to recover. Now it is a bit taller and full of beautiful green leaves! No fruit yet, though. We think it is too soon to know how our fig tree is going to behave in the coming months. Fall is mild here but winter can be hard on plants since the temperatures and snow fall vary. In some rare occasions it has fallen to -10ºF! Because of "El niño" we are expecting vast amounts of snow this coming winter so we will see how our beautiful baby fig will do for next spring. Then we will be able to confirm if it is hardy enough or not.
July 27, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
5

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.

Planting & Care

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.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Because its hardy and I hope it will survive in zone 7 and I like shape and appearance of the leaves too.
Irina P on Jun 20, 2017
Most succulent fruit in the world, nectar of the gods. We always make preserves to enjoy all year.
Carol K on Jun 19, 2017
Because its hardy and I hope it will survive in zone 7 and I like shape and appearance of the leaves too.
Irina P on Jun 20, 2017
I had heard this variety can grown in Missouri and we never have fresh figs available to us so we will grown our own!
Debra P on Jun 19, 2017
Most succulent fruit in the world, nectar of the gods. We always make preserves to enjoy all year.
Carol K on Jun 19, 2017
they are hardy in my area
kenneth r on Jun 18, 2017
best fig to grow in our area recommended
john f on Jun 18, 2017
Cold hardiness
Peter M on Jun 15, 2017
A father's day gift for my dad in Michigan. He lost his fig tree a few years back and I thought this would be a better one for him in colder temps
Anthony L on Jun 15, 2017
I don't know really that much about differences in figs I just like them all
Eugene R on Jun 14, 2017
It grows in Michigan.
Patrick S on Jun 8, 2017
It's a fig tree that will grow in zone 6 (southern Michigan).
Allison T on Jun 8, 2017
Climate
Clayton H on Jun 4, 2017
I'm Sicilian and live in Buffalo, NY... Enough said.
Calogero I on Jun 4, 2017
Gift
Candace R on Jun 3, 2017
health,and I like the taste of figs...
susan r. p on Jun 2, 2017
First time I had found a fig tree that would grow in our area.
Mary T on May 30, 2017
I chose the Chicago Hardy Fig Tree for it's delicious fruits, but also for the foliage as this plant will be espaliered along the walls of my home.
Dusty P on May 27, 2017
I love figs and I live in Zone 6. I am hoping that these figs will do well here. It would be amazing to have Mediterranean plants growing in upstate NY.
Monika E on May 26, 2017
i chose this chicago hardy fig tree because of the cold we have in east tn,
mary t on May 25, 2017
sounds like other people like this tree and i love figs...
geraldine s on May 24, 2017
Love figs and think they are beautiful trees. I live in zone 6 and this gets good reviews!
Adriene D on May 22, 2017
My zone, this one minimizes risk
Lawrence C on May 22, 2017
I like figs. This is again something I wan to try.
MANCHA I on May 22, 2017
I've been trying to grow fig trees for years!!! No luck!!
Theresa G on May 16, 2017
weather resistant
elaine d on May 15, 2017
hardiness?
George T on May 15, 2017
Cold Hardy and different than the usual Apples and Cherries in the area... never imagined figs in this zone (8) but sure wish there was more fruit options
Mirella P on May 13, 2017
Because it is so hardy. Easy to grow.
Angelo A on May 12, 2017
Planting it in Colorado!
Isabel J on May 11, 2017
Because I like it
Ruy M on May 9, 2017
I like figs and thought this fig tree would be wonderful to put on my back patio.
Laurine M on May 9, 2017
Father in-law loves figs
Sharon A on May 8, 2017
figs are very good for health and I will have them fresh - amazing!!!
Milka S on May 4, 2017
My friend purchased this fig tree and his tree is doing well!
Der-Fen S on May 2, 2017
My old fig tree didn't survive the winter
Karen S on Apr 30, 2017
hardiness in my zone
Bonnie J on Apr 29, 2017
I LOVE THE LOOK OF A FIG TREE! AND...WITH ANY LUCK, MAY HAVE SOME FRUIT!!
BARBARA Y on Apr 27, 2017
anxious to see how it does in zone 5
Patrick C on Apr 25, 2017
I'd love to have fresh figs
George V on Apr 25, 2017
Love figs we live in cold winters I want to planet right outside
Brian P on Apr 23, 2017
would love to grow my own figs and these are recommended for my zone
christine d on Apr 20, 2017
my sister has one and the figs are amazing
barb s on Apr 18, 2017
We wanted a unique fruit tree to add to our collection. This one is hardy in our zone, so we are excited to see how it does.
Amy T on Apr 16, 2017
Zone 5 and has worked before
paul s on Apr 16, 2017
My grandfather had one for years on Staten Island, NY. Always wanted to see if I could successfully maintain one in Monmouth County, NJ.
Dana H on Apr 13, 2017
Small plant, but it produced a few figs
ABDUL N K on Apr 6, 2017
I love fids and always wanted one. I hope it would work better than the others due to my zone 6.
Elena E on Apr 5, 2017
I ordered this as a Father's Day gift for my husband. He had always wanted a fig tree. The reviews were good and the care seems easy.
katina d on Apr 5, 2017
I want to eat figs.
Derek D on Apr 4, 2017
I love figs and I am in a colder climate
A D on Apr 2, 2017
We have many fruit trees and want to expand the variety. Very interest in your products!!!!
wayne s on Apr 1, 2017
I had heard this variety can grown in Missouri and we never have fresh figs available to us so we will grown our own!
Debra P on Jun 19, 2017
they are hardy in my area
kenneth r on Jun 18, 2017
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Is it okay to plant a fig tree in August or should I wait until next Spring? I live in zone 5.
Sonia M on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm nowhere near an expert but I have three of these and they really are hardy. I've heard that the best time to plant trees is in the fall but I planted mine in the spring and it's coming along. And don't give up on them easily. After a heavy snow and long periods of intense cold, they are doing just great.
Is this the kind of fig that does not need wasps to pollinate?
Pamela R on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, Since figs are really an inverted flower, they rely on the fig wasp for pollination. Once they wasp dies the fig produces an enzyme that digests this wasp completely. There are no wasp parts, the crunchy bits are seeds.
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.
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.
Are your fig trees organic,and do you use roundup ?
gary i on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: To comply with USDA phytosanitary regulations, we are required to apply a mild chemical treatment to all fruit trees shipped over state lines. This treatment is required to prevent the spread of potentially devastating pathogens from one state to another and is mandatory for all growers. Once your trees arrive, you can use all natural and organic growing techniques to grow organic fruit.
No we do not use round up
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.
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.
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.
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
Will it do well in clay soil?
FrancisMeuse on Sep 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Grew it in a pot last summer, then put the tree and the soil from the pot in a hole about twice the diameter of the pot. I'm in New Jersey near the Delaware River and the soil has lots of clay. This summer it's going crazy. About 40 figs so far. Last summer in the pot only got 6 or 7
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.
Living in NE PA, what is the best way to protect the tree over winter months?
Karen N on Jun 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I planted my fig last year and actually had some fruit late in the summer. Then in the late fall I covered the base of the tree with a deep layer of pine straw. I am just now getting new leaves...so looks like it survived.
Will the tree withstand extreme windy and cold weather?
Ric A on May 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We live in New York and brought ours in over the winter and just put it outside. This year we are going to try and leave it in the ground but cover it up.
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 late in the spring does this fig tree begin to bud? We planted it last fall and had a wet winter. The pomegranate tree has little buds & leaves - we planted them the same day.
PPandora on May 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We are in Brookkyn and our gig tree has leafed out already - it began about 2 weeks ago.
Is the Chicago fig tree able to reproduce on its own?
Tim S on Oct 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is a self pollinating tree. The fruit grows in the joint under a leave and a branch, so you should check for young fruit since it is not evident at first glance. The amount of fig production would depend on your tree's age and your climate zone.
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.
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.
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
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: The growing zones are 5-10. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm

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