Growing Zones: 5-10 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-10 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15-30 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 15-30 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st year!
- Botanical Name:
- Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'
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Fresh, Delicious Figs...Even at -10 Degrees
Why Chicago Hardy Fig Trees?
No matter how cold it gets, the Chicago Hardy Fig Tree will never let you down. Why? For starters, the Chicago Hardy can literally freeze over and still come back strong the following spring, producing bushels of plump, delicious figs.
And you get a ton of fresh fruit. 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. The numbers may surprise you: Your Chicago Hardy will yield as many as 100 pints of figs each season!
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Aside from the versatility in use you get from your delectable figs, whether they're tossed into salads, added to oatmeal or wrapped in prosciutto for an unforgettable appetizer, our Chicago Hardy Fig offers proven performance. Because we've planted and grown each of our trees for success, along with healthy roots and developed branching, you get amazing results in your own landscape.
We've done the hard work so you don't have to. Now, you'll reap the rewards of our painstaking processes at the nursery. 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.
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Hardy Fig in Oklahoma
The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree arrived in excellent condition. Planted quickly in a nice sonny location, watered in and mulched. It is doing well into the Autumn and we have good reason to hope it will survive the Oklahoma winters. It had 4 or 5 little figs on it on arrival and we're looking forward to the possibility of some fruit the first season in 2020.
Received some leaves dry and fall off. Only 2 leaves at top branch stay and some small fruits. Plants it in the ground week later they look very healthy even in this early Fall. Beautiful plants.
Tree looks good; we moved to our location eight weeks ago and are still setting up and finding proper spots for the figs we purchased. Delivery was prompt; plants were in very good shape. Hope to keep them in pots for a bit longer. Pleased to have them. Will definitely be ordering more trees.
Figs in Virginia!
I was very happy to find a cold hardy fig. I didn’t know such a thing existed. I bought two for maximum yield and they arrived undamaged. As they tell you they may look a little worse for wear after shipping with some spotting on the leaves but they were healthy. My two started sprouting new leaves about two weeks after planting. I live in tidewater Virginia and hope to find an effective way to protect them from a hard freeze. I have high hopes for the coming years as I love fresh figs.
Just received my fig tree, after I placed the order, it takes almost a week to deliver to me, looks good, but the leafs on the bottom has many brown spot on them, I don’t know if it’s illness or what, because the fig tree I used to have in yard never has those spots
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Keep in mind that Fig Trees perform best in full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). They can tolerate shade, but prefer full sun and need protection from harsher winter winds. Fig Trees grown in containers should be placed by large, sunny windows if kept indoors. And as always, well-drained soil is ideal.
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. Position your tree and make sure it’s level with the surrounding ground and standing straight up. Begin to back fill your hole and gently tamp the soil down to eliminate air pockets from forming. 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. Finally, mulch around the base to conserve soil moisture.
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). Add a mixture of potting soil and organic planting mix to the container before you place your tree in it. 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.
2. 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.
3. Fertilizing: Usually Figs don’t require any fertilizing, but if you feel you need to bolster your tree's growth, it’s best to do so in the early spring. Use a slow-release, well-balanced organic fertilizer, like formula 10-10-10.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|