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Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

$31.46
$34.95 (10% Off)

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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
Add a Decorative Pot

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 - October

Fruit Color:

Purple

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

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!


During the winter months, Fig plants can look very small and can be light on branching. This is a normal for all figs and is not a cause of concern. When Spring arrives and your plant wakes up you will see incredibly explosive growth. You will even get fruit your first 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 3 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 3 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
Review Title
Planted tree in early spring. About a dozen figs are growing strong. Two thumbs up
July 25, 2015
Annapolis, MD
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
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
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 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
5
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 3 years ago
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
6

Planting & Care



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


Chicago Hardy Fig Tree Planting Diretions

The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree (Ficus carica ‘Chicago Hardy’) is one of the hardiest fig trees, able to withstanding temperatures down to -10 degrees. Not only does it tolerate cold temperatures, but it also does well during the hot summers for USDA growing zones 5-10. This fig tree can reach a mature height and width of 15-30 feet, but can also be potted and pruned to maintain a height as small as 6 feet tall. The tree is lush with large, three-fingered leaves producing a large yield of dark purple fruit that are golf ball sized. Ready for harvesting in late summer and early fall, they are deliciously juicy/sweet when eaten right off the tree or perfect for adding to salads. The figs are also often wrapped in prosciutto and enjoyed as an appetizer.

Planting Location: When deciding where to plant your fig keep in mind that fig trees perform best in full sun. They can tolerate shade, but prefer full sun. Plant them in an area that doesn’t get hit with harsh winter winds. Fig trees grown in containers should be placed by large sunny windows if kept indoors.

Planting Directions (in ground):
1) Once you’ve selected the perfect planting site, dig a hole that’s three times wider than your tree’s root ball and just as deep.
2) Loosen the soil on the sides of the hole with a shovel or pitchfork. Next, remove any debris like dirt clumps, grass, or rocks from the hole.
3) Position your tree and make sure it’s level with the surrounding ground and standing straight up.
4) Begin to back fill your hole and gently tamp the soil down to eliminate air pockets from forming.
5) After the planting process is complete give your fig tree a slow, deep watering by holding a hose at its base and counting to 20.
6) Mulch around the base to conserve soil moisture and to keep weeds/grasses back.

Planting Directions (potted): 
1) For container trees, select a container that’s slightly larger than the root ball (2 sizes larger than the initial container the fig came in works best).
2) Add a mixture of potting soil and organic planting mix to the container before you place your tree in it.
3) Make sure your tree stands straight up in its container and give it a good drink of water until you see water coming out the bottom of the pot. If your pot doesn’t contain drainage holes, you can quickly add some with a small drill.
4) Allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry before watering again.

Watering: Fig trees have a fair drought tolerance. Once established they will need a deep watering once every one to two weeks. Feel your soil, if it feels like it’s drying out close to the surface then it’s time to water your tree. Trees kept in containers will often need more water than those planted in the ground. Water your trees more often during times of extreme heat or prolonged droughts.

Fertilization: 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.

Weed Control: Placing a 3 to 4 inch thick layer of mulch around the base of your trees will prevent weeds from growing. It will also regulate the soil temperature, and help the soil retain moisture.

Planting & Care

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Need a fig tree that does not need to be wrapped in winter due to frosty New York winters.
Carl C on May 22, 2018
I wanted a fig tree that could withstand Kansas winters in zone 6 and this was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.
Daniel J on May 9, 2018
Need a fig tree that does not need to be wrapped in winter due to frosty New York winters.
Carl C on May 22, 2018
other trees I purchased are doing very good.
PAPA Bear on May 18, 2018
I wanted a fig tree that could withstand Kansas winters in zone 6 and this was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.
Daniel J on May 9, 2018
Replace a gift ordered from FastGrowingTrees that did not survive the winter.
Ellenrita C on May 9, 2018
Wanted a fig tree that could withstand Zone 6.
TIYANA D on May 7, 2018
Getting figs in New York is hard figured I would try
Francesco P on May 6, 2018
Hardiness in our climate in the NE
Jose A on May 1, 2018
I am a hospice nurse and I had a patient who had a fig tree in her yard. Every time we went over there she had us pick as many figs as we wanted. They were the BEST. I’ll never forget that.
Lisa G on May 1, 2018
My parents loved having lemons from their own lemon tree, and figs are my father's favorite. Finding a variety of fig that can withstand cold (and sometimes unusually long NJ winters) , and also quickly produces fruit was a win-win! I look forward to watching this baby grow and enjoying its fruits.
Kathryn A on Apr 27, 2018
needed hardy fig my last one froze---for wife also
GARY H on Apr 27, 2018
because of cold weather
john G on Apr 25, 2018
Growing region
Tyler C on Apr 24, 2018
I chose the Chicago hardy for the zone I live in and because, I love figs:)
Jed B on Apr 22, 2018
I chose this mainly because of its current price. I was looking for trees that will fruit the first year, I love figs, and I live in zone 5, and I was able to get 3 fig trees for about the same price as 1 apple tree. Thank you Fast-Growing-Trees!
Leah M on Apr 21, 2018
Want to grow figs.
Susan S on Apr 15, 2018
Had this tree in Northern Virginia, it was wonderful! Have tried different fig trees in North Carolina with no success. So decided to go back to a sure thing!
Frieda S on Apr 14, 2018
No reason except that I wanted a fig tree that would withstand the winter we just had, pardon still having...our temps go from low to normal over night sometimes during winter..thought this would hold up with the changes. If not I WILL BE GETTING IN TOUCH WITH YOU!!! Never grown a fig from start so I might need a little good luck!!
Thank you.
Ms Bobbye Wiley
Ms Bobbye W on Apr 14, 2018
I purchases this as a congratulatory gift for Sicilian friends who have just expanded their restaurant and will have a rooftop garden there. It will be container grown. I am hoping it will be “fruitful”for them!
Judith M on Apr 8, 2018
Chose this because I love figs and seemingly I can grow this in a large pot.
Amy I on Apr 6, 2018
Most likely to last through winter in the DC area climate
Marc L on Apr 1, 2018
Love figs and hardy in zone 5
Julie N on Apr 1, 2018
I love fig trees
Pasquale D on Mar 31, 2018
I like figs and fresh figs are hard to come by here in Southwest Kansas, so hope to grow my own.
Denise W on Mar 26, 2018
I’m hopping that this will do well here in payson utah
Elena S on Mar 23, 2018
Well, we are in Wisconsin, but same growing zone and since we are so close to the lake it can actually be zone 6 at times. A fig tree that can grow in Wisconsin???? This I have to see. :)
Renee S on Mar 22, 2018
My husband loves fig trees and hasn’t had much luck with them where we live. Hopefully this hardy fig will withstand our sometimes harsh weather.
Floretta C on Mar 21, 2018
I choose these trees. because They are perfect for texas.
Francisco G on Mar 19, 2018
I like to grow foods.
Susan T on Mar 19, 2018
I love figs
Peter L on Mar 19, 2018
I live in WA State.
Brian L on Mar 15, 2018
I like figs, and you are stating that this type will withstand the cold weather, so I will try and see how good your plants are
Alex C on Mar 15, 2018
Good in cold climates
Dale F on Mar 14, 2018
cold hardy
Priscilla X on Mar 10, 2018
Winter hardy to -10 degrees. Drought resistant. Likes lots of sun, and produces the first year. I really like figs, and the trees are beautiful for summer shade!
mary Ellen w on Mar 10, 2018
Something I've always loved to snack on
Al F on Mar 10, 2018
I'm trying to diversify the food I am growing in my garden and this fruits the first year.
Carrie K on Mar 5, 2018
I wanted to see how it would do in western, ny winters, and i lke figs
David M on Mar 1, 2018
hardiness for Zone 7, size for space I have
Helen S on Feb 24, 2018
Curious to see how big it gets before I get another one.
Sharon J on Feb 23, 2018
Living in Southern Indiana, we plant for the plants durable to those more rare severe temperature drops. Upon research, we found this Chicago Hardy delivers exactly what we are looking for with the flavor and hardiness.
Gina & Casey
Marengo, Indiana
Gina H on Feb 12, 2018
It is supposed to survive in cold weather
Marie C on Feb 10, 2018
Hardiness. And look easy to grow.
Helen S on Feb 10, 2018
Im in zone 6 and this should grow outdoors we will see
gary t on Feb 7, 2018
Hardy.
Patricia L on Feb 3, 2018
Birthday gift for my mother who loves figs.
Kimberly R on Jan 31, 2018
Old favorite and makes good fig preserves
Dana W on Jan 21, 2018
Because the wife wanted a Fig tree.
Steve B on Jan 13, 2018
I live in Northern CA elevation 3500 feet. Zone 5, I used to live in zone 8 and truly miss my fresh figs! I am a experienced Gardner but have never heard of the Chicago Fig tree. Hoping for great results. Thankyou
Laura C on Jan 8, 2018
Figs are great tasting and this one promised to more than withstand any harsh weather.
William S on Jan 3, 2018
Is rich in fiber and nutrients and very tasty. And very expensive if you buy it
Monserrat O on Dec 21, 2017
other trees I purchased are doing very good.
PAPA Bear on May 18, 2018
Replace a gift ordered from FastGrowingTrees that did not survive the winter.
Ellenrita C on May 9, 2018
what is the ideal height to maintain this fig tree ?
alienann on May 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: According to above information it grows 15 to 30 feet You would need to cut it back to keep it at 6 foot.
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.
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.
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
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: Your growing zone is listed by the USDA as 6a, and since this fig is hardy up to zone 5, you should be able to grow it in the ground in Katonah, especially if you place it in a location protected from winter winds. A heavy mulch in winter would help, too, but remove it in spring.
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: You can plant now, just be sure to give it plenty of water.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
I'm in zone 9 Just got chicago fig tree as gift. paper that came with it says winter is the perfect planting time. Can this be true? I'd have to wait for snow to melt!
Ken New Jersey
Ken B on Feb 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Planting in fall/winter, while they are in their dormant stage helps them get their roots, established without having to give nutrients to the rest of the tree.
what maintance does it take to grow fig trees ?
frank on Dec 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are pretty much maintenance free. 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. You could do weed control by placing a 3 to 4 inch thick layer of mulch around the base of your trees will prevent weeds from growing. It will also regulate the soil temperature, and help the soil retain moisture. If you have weeds growing under your trees rip them out of the ground by placing a firm grip on them and pulling them upwards in a twisting motion.
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.
Will it do well in clay soil?
FrancisMeuse on Sep 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would amend your soil with a good planting mix at the time of transplant.
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.
Can fig tree be planted in a pot?
Gerri C on Apr 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I have one that is in a pot about 16 inches deep and 14 inches across. It produced figs its first year.
I have it back outside this year and it is already setting on figs.
What time of year should I plant it?
Susan C on Aug 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They can be planted all year, as long as the ground isn’t frozen. If you plant your tree during the summer, especially during a heat wave of drought then give your tree extra water. The best time to plant is in the fall, six weeks before the first frost so your tree can get rooted into the ground before winter, or in the spring six weeks after the final frost, giving it time to become established before summer heat sets in. Keep in mind that planting during the summer still gives your tree enough time to get rooted in before the winter.
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.
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.
Is this tree non gmo?
Sasha G on Apr 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We are a non-GMO company.
I’ve potted my fig tree and placed it in my cool dark basement over the winter. I live in northern Ohio & was curious of when I should take it out & reacclimate it to the light?
Dan C on Feb 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Inside....do it now.

Outside....above 32 degrees. Yes, they are a hardy variety of fig but when they are young they still need to be treated as if they were a non-hardy tropical. After they mature they'll be fine outside all year. they will return in the spring. Just protect them from mice and deer till they grow high enough for the critters not to be a concern...They will chew them down to the ground.Enter an answer to this question.
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.
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.
when to plant it on zone 7?
Evy F on Oct 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: late summer early fall is a great time to plant these trees (I've planted three for self and family, they're amazing). Plant now, make sure to keep adequately watered in the heat, then the tree will go dormant in winter, and have time to come roaring into growth in the spring.

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