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Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

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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
-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
(hardy down to -10℉)

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

Mature Height:

15-30 ft.

Mature Width:

15-30 ft.


Full Sun


5-10 ft.

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Harvest Time:

July - Otctober

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Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

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Botanical Name:

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

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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!

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
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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
over 2 years 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
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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
New York City, NY
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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
1 year 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
over 2 years ago
Growth Rate
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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Planted tree in early spring. About a dozen figs are growing strong. Two thumbs up
July 25, 2015
Annapolis, MD
over 2 years ago
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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
over 2 years 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.

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? Store
hardiness in my zone
Bonnie J on Apr 29, 2017
anxious to see how it does in zone 5
Patrick C on Apr 25, 2017
hardiness in my zone
Bonnie J on Apr 29, 2017
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
It is the only fig hardy in my zone.
Nancy L on Mar 31, 2017
Recommended by a friend who purchased these fig trees from your website.
David H on Mar 30, 2017
strong producer and beautiful watch it grow by the second with figs out the ying yang
OnePoundMarc on Mar 28, 2017
I love fresh figs and the ability to grow them in zone 6 is great!
Timothy H on Mar 25, 2017
Something new to add to my garden.
Linda L on Mar 25, 2017
Mrs Priscilla M on Mar 18, 2017
Very high alkaline
Starla B on Mar 18, 2017
I really want to see if these will grow on the shore of Lake Champlain in northern Vermont.. I love figs and hope to produce them here..
Shelburne Orchards N on Mar 17, 2017
is the only for my zone
rodrigo l on Mar 15, 2017
From what I have read the Chicago is the fig tree that is appropriate for the Midwest climate....
Elaine M on Mar 5, 2017
I love figs and the cold hardy is needed where I live, plus there's a guarantee.
Gregory R on Mar 5, 2017
I hope you send me the right size this time!
Fabio V on Feb 24, 2017
Most capable of standing temperature fluctuations
Dorothy R on Feb 23, 2017
I've always wanted a fig tree.
nora s on Feb 23, 2017
hope these will stand the bitter cold of chicago
Gaoming W on Feb 14, 2017
FIGS are my favorite fruit and my Mema's tree has run it's course. (I'm SURE the tree was over 50 years old!!! This is the closest looking tree to hers!) Hoping for fig preserves in my future!!!
cindy g on Feb 12, 2017
Looking forward to having fresh figs for my NH!!! This looks and sounds like a good option.
jane c on Feb 10, 2017
I wanted a tropical looking self fertile fruit tree since my yard is small. I also wanted a tree that bears fruit quickly so I don't have to wait years before enjoying the fruit. I've even heard that fig trees don't mind being kept as a potted patio plant as long as the pot is reasonably sized. Since I live in zone 6b I was looking for a cold hardy variety.This tree is perfect or me!
Sandra C on Feb 9, 2017
i have one and love it
KEN B on Feb 6, 2017
I choose this tree because I love figs! I hope this hardy type will do well in our high dessert climate so far it has survived its first year with its ups and downs. It bore few little figs last year but the fruit did not ripe on time before the first fall freeze. We'll see how it will perform this year.
Ilia A on Feb 5, 2017
Wanted a fruit tree that was hardy.
Carol P on Feb 4, 2017
I planted previously few of fig trees locally bought,but they didn't survive winter and cold weather condition.
Ivo B on Feb 3, 2017
Great product description and cold hardy
Chris C on Jan 31, 2017
For the joy of trying to grow figs in zone 5. Also very pleased with my order from you last year so felt confident in ordering something new to my gardening skills.
Diane R on Jan 29, 2017
Figs are good
Debbie w on Jan 29, 2017
my wife love to eats figs and this is a birthday present. I pick these Chicago hardy as we live in zone 7 and want no trouble with protecting too much during winter time
Rainer M on Jan 21, 2017
i always wanted to try and grow figs, so doing some research about them, I found out they thrive good in colder weather,Rhode Island,
david c on Jan 18, 2017
I chose this tree because I am new to growing figs and after reading about this variety I realized this is the best fit for me.
Mary W on Jan 18, 2017
Have been looking for a cold hardy fig to withstand our SE Michigan winters!
Meredith K on Jan 15, 2017
We have heard from a friend how well these fig trees withstand cold weather and produce much fruit and thought we would give it a try!
Jeanne Michele M on Jan 9, 2017
Wanted to add to my love for nature
Wilbert E on Jan 2, 2017
Love them, live in a northern state
Lela B on Jan 2, 2017
Every one I know has a tree and never want to split a piece so I can have my own so I got this hardy one should do good in New England weather
Chris j on Dec 20, 2016
I like figs
Dana P on Dec 8, 2016
BARBARA Y on Apr 27, 2017
I'd love to have fresh figs
George V on Apr 25, 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Is this the kind of fig that does not need wasps to pollinate?
Pamela R on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I believe so. I live in Northern IL, and I saw no wasps around my tree. I got some fruits on the first year.
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.
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.
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.
In the description it says to peel and eat the 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.
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: My experience is early spring , I've planted the summer and fall they did okay but we're stunted for a long time
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!

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