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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
-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.

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.


Full Sun


5-10 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:

July - Otctober

Fruit Color:


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

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!

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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Customer Reviews

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121 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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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 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
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:
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 3 years ago
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
Growing Zone:
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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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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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
On line visits
wallace d on Nov 10, 2017
anticipated future sales - smaller fruit, shorter time required to yield
paul c on Nov 7, 2017
On line visits
wallace d on Nov 10, 2017
wanted to try growing them in my zone, love to eat them.
Liliana F on Nov 7, 2017
anticipated future sales - smaller fruit, shorter time required to yield
paul c on Nov 7, 2017
Suitable for my zone. I live in zone 6
Narayanan Nair G on Nov 6, 2017
The tree seems like it would be easy to grow from the description. My neighbors grew some and they were delicious.
Suzette W on Nov 5, 2017
my husband wants it for christmas
Lonnie s on Nov 5, 2017
excellent shape on arrival, doing well so far
david b on Oct 28, 2017
Always wanted a fig tree, now is my chance.
Shailesh P on Oct 27, 2017
I love figs and hope that this tree can tolerate the NY winters cant wait till I get them
Cristina T on Oct 22, 2017
Because it is Cleveland weather
CHRISTINE J on Oct 19, 2017
good ok
frank j on Oct 14, 2017
We have almost 9 months of rain our climate is mostly cold
Al-Hady A on Oct 12, 2017
Love the shape of the leaves, it will be very decorative piece in my garden and will have fruit to snack on!
Ewa S on Oct 10, 2017
i love fig tree, and i live in NW IN,
ahmad k on Oct 9, 2017
Gift for my son for his birthday! Hope he gets to enjoy some figs next summer!
Richard M on Oct 9, 2017
Cold hardy
Michael M on Oct 8, 2017
My Grandpa owned a Fig Tree and as a little girl he would walk up to it and hand me one to eat. Since my Dad migrated here from Chicago, I am thinking this might be a tree they fell in love with as children and brought it out to California for such fond memories. I am hoping that this Chicago Hardy Fig Tree will be exactly what I grew up with and will endure my new residential location in the high desert.
Mary K on Oct 6, 2017
It is featured with snow on it. It seems it will stand the New York cold winter.
anthony f on Oct 5, 2017
Love figs. My tree has around 12 little figs. So wonderful.
Susan S on Oct 4, 2017
Have one already, & want 2nd for pollination to produce more fruit.
Ruth C on Oct 1, 2017
Looking for a cold-winter climate fig tree.
Verlene K on Sep 29, 2017
Gift for someone who wanted one.
Dawn L on Sep 26, 2017
Pedro R on Sep 24, 2017
Work with someone that purchased a tree in the spring and saw a dozen or more fruits on her tree THIS year! Can't wait. I welcome the low maintenance compared to my traditional fig.
Lisa M on Sep 18, 2017
Fingers crossed that this will thrive in the Great Lakes snow belt!
Heather May C on Sep 17, 2017
It should do well here in Colorado with our temperatures.
Gabriel C on Sep 15, 2017
Figs are so much fun to grow, and this variety sounds more cold tolerant that others.
richard b on Sep 13, 2017
We Love Figs and we live in the North East and we have a hard time with the figs lasting after a cold winter.. Hopefully these will make it and last
Michael P on Aug 18, 2017
like figs. compactness for apartment living / patio
Lee v on Aug 16, 2017
Hardy for Wisconsin, love to grow food, especially perennials and trees.
Diane P on Aug 14, 2017
Love figs and needed a plant that can stand Idaho weather :)
Donna R on Aug 12, 2017
hoping for figs, will keep potted to control growth and ease of bringing in garage in winter
Michael A on Aug 11, 2017
Chosen for my zone 7. Purchased 2017 and are growing like mad. Hoping for figs next year.
Reba H on Aug 8, 2017
I actually bought this for my sister. I purchased one from a nursery last year and it already had fruit this year. We grew up with fig trees but don't want the hassle of having to bury them in cold winter months. Then I came accross the Chicago Hardy Fig tree. It's a winner!
Gia E on Aug 7, 2017
I love figs, it is cold hardy and I needed a striking plant for a very small planting spot in my front yard.
T. Patrick K on Aug 6, 2017
Can grow in container
Olga G on Aug 1, 2017
Love tropical fruits! wish had the financial means to buy a lot more.
Fatima D on Jul 31, 2017
it's a hardy tree although we have a milder winter in NJ than Chicago.
eliseo a. a on Jul 30, 2017
I like figs and live in a cold winter climate.
Perry D on Jul 27, 2017
Nice looking tree
jay b on Jul 25, 2017
I did not see a space to enter code JULY for the free shipping - please adjust. thanks
Ken H on Jul 23, 2017
We had a fig tree in Oregon and loved it. Hoping this cold-hardy variety can thrive in Michigan!
Brad W on Jul 22, 2017
Have tried many times to grow figs and i hope this will survive the hard winter freezes
Fred J on Jul 20, 2017
fig's are awesome can't wit for next year's fruit
Barry K on Jul 18, 2017
My husband loves figs, but can never seem to find them at the grocery store. I'm buying this fig tree for his birthday.
Denise F on Jul 11, 2017
Love to eat
Maria A on Jul 6, 2017
We love figs.
EVELYN W on Jul 1, 2017
Wife loves figs, happy wife happy life
John B on Jun 30, 2017
I like figs. They said the plant was a hardy plant and would do well in our harsh winters here in South Indiana, we shall see what i write next once i get my plant!
Sonia D on Jun 29, 2017
The site looked good and the reviews for the fig we ordered were good.
robert f on Jun 28, 2017
wanted to try growing them in my zone, love to eat them.
Liliana F on Nov 7, 2017
Suitable for my zone. I live in zone 6
Narayanan Nair G on Nov 6, 2017
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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 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.
What time of year should I plant it?
Susan C on Aug 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've planted in the Spring as it warms up and at the end of the summer. Important to wrap in burlap around Than ksgiving time. Lots of water and nutrients and sun. Good luck.
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.
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.
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.
Can I plant the tree now in August ??.
Bernadette C on Aug 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I planted my hearty fig last fall and it established wonderfully by fall, went dormant thru winter and is roaring ahead and doubled it's growth this spring. fall is the best time, in my experience, to plant trees. just keep the tree well watered in the heat.
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
How fast does this tree grow? How many feet a year?
Jackie on May 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I only bought the tree a year ago. All I can say is, it is growing beautifully, and is very healthy. I am not sure exactly how much it has grown in size, but it is quite a bit. We kept it indoors in the garage over the New England winter. Can't wait to see what we get for a yield this year. I'm glad we bought this particular variety and we're hoping for very good things to come.

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