Dying to have your own fig tree, but you've been told over and over it's too cold where you live? The Chicago Hardy Fig is cold hardy even into a growing zone 5!
You'll get to sample the plump and tasty figs in your tree's very first season. Even a young plant can produce a small crop for you to show off! The figs are medium in size, but big in taste! They are sweet and delicious.
Chicago Hardy figs are a beautiful deep purple that looks gorgeous against the deep green of the 3 lobed leaves Not only does this tree provide fruit, it is an attractive specimen tree for your yard. Its mature height and width is 15-30 feet. This fig can tolerate severe pruning. It can be grown in a container and maintained at a height of approximately 6 feet.
This Fig tree is low maintenance and diseases and pest resistant. The Chicago Hardy Fig thrives in full sun and can tolerate a variety of soils as long as they are well drained. Cold, dought and heat tolerant, the Chicago Hardy Fig tree can grow in most states! You will only need one fig tree to harvest tons of fruit; the Chicago Hardy Fig is self-pollinating
Grow your very own figs with the Chicago Hardy Fig tree! We have a limited supply so order yours today!
|Grows in Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Mature Height||20-30 Feet|
|Mature Width||20-30 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'|
Questions and Answers
Planting & Care
How to Plant & Care for Your new Chicago Hardy Fig Tree
When planting your Chicago Hardy Fig tree be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing temperatures and extreme heat you can plant your Fig tree almost any time of the year.
Fig trees thrive in full sun and are adaptable to a variety of soils as long as they are well-draining. Water deeply when planting and twice weekly for 3 months while your tree is establishing. After the establishment period, in most areas you will only need to water during dry spells. However, if you are in an extremely dry and/or hot climate, you may need to water a couple times per month, especially in summer throughout your Fig tree's life. If you see wilting leaves, your Fig tree needs more water. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is highly recommended for Fig trees. Mulching protects those shallow roots from drying out. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Fertilize in spring to give your tree a boost. Choose a fertilizer with a balanced composition of 8-8-8 or 10-10-10. If you soil is nutrient rich and your tree is growing and fruiting well, there is no need to fertilize. Figs grown in containers will need fertilized 3 or 4 times per year as nutrients leech out of the pot when you water. Prune your Fig in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches and to maintain size.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale and Mealy Bugs are insects that can affect Fig trees. You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infestations you can use a pesticide like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Fig trees can encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests. It can be effective, but the entire tree must be coated in order for this method to be effective.
Harvesting Tip: Do not harvest your figs until they are ripe indicated by a rich purple/brown hue and a fruit that has some give. Once picked, figs stop ripening.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
Shipping and Delivery
Most orders ship next business day. Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping. View the Fedex shipping map below. Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed. West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants. Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.
You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment. Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives. As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.
How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart. At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.
Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.
5 months ago
5 months ago
She'll be planted in a circular cut-out of my new lower deck, where I can see her from several different advantage points. I also plan on harvesting not only her fruit; but her leaves for my handmade leaf, ceramic tiles. A true beauty.
4 months ago
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