Fig 'Chicago Hardy'
Fig 'Chicago Hardy'
Fig 'Chicago Hardy'
Fig 'Chicago Hardy'
Fig 'Chicago Hardy'
Fig 'Chicago Hardy'
Fig 'Chicago Hardy'
Fig 'Chicago Hardy'

Fig 'Chicago Hardy'

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The Chicago Hardy Fig (Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'), a remarkable fig tree variety renowned for its exceptional cold tolerance. Unlike most figs, this cultivar can withstand harsh winter temperatures, making it suitable for regions with colder climates. The Chicago Hardy Fig combines beauty, versatility, and delicious fruiting capabilities, making it an excellent choice for any garden or orchard.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

White flowers, fragrant

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The Chicago Hardy Fig is remarkably cold hardy, thriving in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 10. With the ability to endure temperatures as low as -20°F (-29°C) or even colder, it is a reliable choice for gardeners in regions with chilly winters. This fig variety offers an opportunity to grow figs in areas where other varieties may struggle.

Expect the Chicago Hardy Fig to reach a mature height and spread of approximately 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters). It has an upright growth habit with spreading branches, creating a beautiful and lush canopy. Pruning can help maintain its size and shape, ensuring easier management and an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

The tree produces medium to large-sized figs that are sweet, rich, and deliciously flavorful. The fruit is typically green when unripe, maturing to a beautiful light brown or violet hue when fully ripe.

The Chicago Hardy Fig thrives in well-draining soil that is enriched with organic matter. While it can adapt to various soil types, it is crucial to avoid waterlogged or excessively wet soil conditions. Aim for a soil pH level between 6.0 and 6.5 for optimal growth. Additionally, this fig variety requires full sun exposure to ensure vigorous growth and fruit production, so choose a sunny location for planting.

Chicago Hardy Fig plant requires full sun exposure to thrive, typically needing at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. It is also worth noting that figs benefit from protection against strong winds, especially in colder climates, to prevent potential damage to the branches during harsh weather conditions.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: Zone 5 - 10

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Fig 'Chicago Hardy'

The Chicago Hardy Fig has a long and storied history, dating back thousands of years. Figs have been cultivated for their fruit since ancient times and are believed to be one of the oldest cultivated crops. The Chicago Hardy Fig, with its ability to withstand colder climates, allows fig enthusiasts in regions with harsh winters to enjoy the fruits of this ancient tradition. By growing the Chicago Hardy Fig, you're connecting with a legacy that spans centuries and embracing the resilience and adaptability of this remarkable plant.

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