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Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

$15.96
$19.95 (20% 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.

Coarse 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
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

$14.95
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
$19.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose

$19.95

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 - 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!


The bright and vibrant green foliage of figs becomes weathered and aged as fall approaches. Leaves will naturally drop in the winter as your tree goes dormant.




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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one. GreatGreat beautiful tree,. Love the tree. All the tree I buy from fast growing tree are number one. Great price great quality
September 23, 2018
West Chster , OH
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Growing Zone:
6
fig first year
dang, a fig in 3 months from the smallest size of chicago cold hardy fig I could buy. thats pretty amazing. These are growing indoors currently and will do so throughout the colorado winter
3 months in and a new fig already!
Brand new on doorstep
September 21, 2018
Growing Zone:
6
So far, so good. It is a small one but it looks very healthy. I water it every day because of the hot weather here and I read fig trees like to be moist. I will let you know if it makes it through the winter.
August 31, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
6
Fruit months after planting!
The Chicago fig trees are amazing! I bought 2 and put them in planting bags next to each other about 4-5 ft apart for this first season to let them get a little larger before i put them in the ground. They have tripled in size with in 3 months, and already have over 40 figs per plant. I hope to harvest in October. I highly recommend these trees! they look and smell great, and produced a large amount of fruit only 3 month after being shipped to me!
August 29, 2018
Growing Zone:
6
Awesome.
It has been in the ground maybe 4 months and already has figs. I am very pleased. Also, it is a nice looking tree.
July 26, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Planted about 6 weeks ago
It arrived in perfect shape and we let it sit in front of the house for a week to acclimate to the Jersey Shore spring. We planted it with the soil booster we purchased from Fast Growing that we mixed with the dirt and all is fine and it’s growing slowly, hopefully next year we have some figs. No problems so far, this winter I will wrap it so it’s protected as we get extreme winds off the Ocean. Has not lost any leaves so far.
Chicago Hardy Fig Tree, Sea Bright, NJ
Chicago Hardy Fig Tree, Sea Bright, NJ
July 18, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Amazing Chicago Hardy Fig Trees. Strong and healthy
I am very happy with the Chicago Hardy Fig trees. They are abundantly adding leaves and evr very healthy. I chose to transplant them into a larger pot. Thank you for the amazing plants.
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July 6, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
No problems.
It arrived already leafed out, and in my zone it was a little too early to put outside. However, it did just fine as a houseplant for about a month and then grew fast when I put it out in the yard. In my zone it will probably die to the ground every year but I've had some experience with other Hardy figs and they do come back out in the spring. I can't say whether it will actually bear fruit with it dying back to the ground yearly but, I have high hopes.
Growing by the window until the danger of a killing frost was past.
Growing by the window until the danger of a killing frost was past.
July 2, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Love the fig plants!
So far so good! Got mine a month ago and have about 7 figs growing one on, and the second one was much smaller when it arrived so it’s still trying to put on leaf growth.

The trees are super healthy, even though they came in different sizes. Very easy to care for so far. Highly recommend getting the root rocket, too!
June 30, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
Small but Sweet figs
Love it!!! Great tree!! Produced sweet figs in the first year. They are small, but sweet and plentiful! Love! Very happy!
June 26, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago

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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Recommended by family
Pamela T on Sep 22, 2018
Fresh figs are the best
Charles C on Sep 20, 2018
Recommended by family
Pamela T on Sep 22, 2018
Going to give a fig a try. Never tried to grow one before
krafty001 on Sep 20, 2018
Fresh figs are the best
Charles C on Sep 20, 2018
Because I want to have one
binh t on Sep 11, 2018
for my area
Noriko M on Sep 10, 2018
My wife loves this fig tree. Plus we will be new grandparents and this tree would mark the year of our new grandson. Also this tree will help keep the wife happy and away from my neighbors' fig tree every time she goes on her daily walks. Jijiji
Fernando R on Aug 19, 2018
unfounded optimism
Ellen J on Aug 6, 2018
Micah 4:4 "But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it." sounded good to me. I've got the grapes growing on an arbor. I guess I needed the fig to complete the deal.
Alan J on Jul 30, 2018
shipping address should read: 1926 gastorf pointe ct., wildwood, mo. 63011
mike m on Jul 26, 2018
The last tree I purchased grew beautifully. And now its 20 feet tall.
DAVID P on Jul 20, 2018
price
Ralph G on Jul 16, 2018
Cold tolerant
wade w on Jul 16, 2018
Our family loves fresh figs. We have tried 3 different kinds of fig trees. Unfortunately, they do not survive our cold NJ winters. We hope this one will be the winner.
Irina R on Jul 1, 2018
I want to see if I can really grow these in Chicago
Chris K on Jun 25, 2018
Wife likes figs and the needs of the tree should be fulfilled easily where we live.
Carlos P on Jun 18, 2018
I have a very protected spot and I'd like to try to see if I can have figs out side. It does say Chicago and thats where I'm from.
Gail M on Jun 17, 2018
Because of it's cold hardy rating, and being able to be grown in a smaller backyard area.
Kevin M on Jun 16, 2018
I love figs
Mario V on Jun 12, 2018
We live in Northern KY and my daughter has this variety of fig tree. The harvest is amazing and it has survived 3 winters with just a little bit of protection.
Karen D on Jun 10, 2018
I ordered two fig trees 2014, they were wonderful and bear fruits every year。 I choose Chicago hardy fig tree, because I live in Zone 6 area.
Ting O on Jun 8, 2018
I love Figs! I did not know that they grew in Kansas. Every time I go to Calif. I buy a bag of them to take to the beach, and now I can have them at home!
Kathy D on Jun 2, 2018
Very good.
Mario C on Jun 1, 2018
Because both that I purchased last year never came back
Lorenzo D on May 29, 2018
Hardiness
susan s on May 29, 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
Going to give a fig a try. Never tried to grow one before
krafty001 on Sep 20, 2018
Because I want to have one
binh t on Sep 11, 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.
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.
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 live 8n zpne 5. Mine arrived in the high heat of August and did not do well. This year it did not come up at all
For Zone 5 I would recommend planting in the Spring or early summer so that the plant can get established before weather extremes set in.
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.
What is best to feed/fertilize the tree?
Leslie D on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Usually fig trees don’t require any fertilizing, unless you know that your lawn is lacking in nutrients. If you need to fertilize your trees it’s best to do so in the early spring. Use a slow release, well balanced organic fertilizer, like formula 10-10-10.
Do you sell seedlings? I would want 3 of many of your fruit trees but that would be at least $150 per type. With seedlings, I could build my orchard quicker, even though I would not get fruit for a few years. That is ok since I only have 2 pecan trees with 20 acres of land that will need clearing. I would also be interested in border seedlings. I am in zone 8.
Joann on Aug 24, 2018
can this be planted in a container forever, I am short on space?
vrd2017 on Jul 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would think so. It's easy to have fig trees in containers because you can bring them indoors in the winter. If you plan to leave the container outside over winter and you're in a zone 5 or below, you may find that the plant will not be insulated enough and will freeze. I planted mine outside, in the ground and lightly covered it over winter and this spring, it sprouted again. No figs yet. I'm in zone 5.
Can it grow in a pot?
Michael L on Sep 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It can but then it has to be brought in the house when temperature dip below 30 degree, allow the figs to lose all the levels when it is out, when the temperature until May then take out

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