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Chicago Hardy Fig TreeFicus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

413 reviews
  • Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

    Chicago Hardy Fig is hardy down to zone 5.

  • Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

    Makes a fantastic mature tree filled with figs in late summer.

  • Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

    Makes a fantastic mature tree filled with figs in late summer.

  • Chicago Hardy Fig Tree
  • Chicago Hardy Fig Tree
  • Chicago Hardy Fig Tree
  • Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

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Chicago Hardy Fig TreeFicus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

413 reviews
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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!

Pollination Info

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.

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.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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 $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 15-30 ft.
Mature Width: 15-30 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Moderate
Harvest Time: July-October
Year to Bear: Can Fruit the 1st year!
Botanical Name: Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'
Does Not Ship To: AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones: 5-10 outdoors
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5-10 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 5-10 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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Donald P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Satisfied with fig tree

Fig has been planted and has blooms… totally satisfied!

United States United States
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Love it!

It came looking like a twig, but burst to life the minute we repotted. It's growing like crazy!

Kathi W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

So far, so good...

We received the fig tree--in what appears to be beautiful condition! It seems healthy and sturdy. The only problem (for us) is that because our nights are still a bit on the cool side, we are keeping it indoors in front of a window until the soil is reliably warmer to plant it. So all I can say is that what got shipped to us arrived in beautiful readiness for planting. And came really fast, too--that's partly why we were not quite yet ready to plant outside. Based on other online plant sales, we expected to wait for weeks until it arrived :-) I feel very optimistic about this plant, and love the service so far from this company.

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When I first got the small tree, I was unsure of what to expect. That little thing is MIGHTY. It’s grown from a 1ft tall itty bitty tree into an over 8ft tall fruit producing giant in 2 years. Highly recommend.

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Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

The tree arrived in good shape but lost most of it's leaves within a couple of days. they are now growing back and budding new ones. My real complaint is that these products are more expensive than other online stores.

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