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Fig, ‘Chicago’ Hardy

‘Chicago Hardy’ Figs are easy to grow and high-yielding! This hardy shrub produces medium-size figs with a light brown to violet skin tone in late summer to early fall. Figs are packed with nutrients, and the fruit inside is the color of a strawberry. Figs have a rich, sweet flavor and jammy texture, delicious eaten fresh or dried. They are also often used in sauces, on pizza, or stuff with nuts or cheese for a tasty snack!

‘Chicago Hardy’ fig may be added to the landscape for a unique accent with its beautiful fruit and unique foliage. The striking leaves of this plant are similar in shape to oak leaves and medium green in color. These fig plants are also excellent for planting in pots and bringing indoors during the winter months.

In colder climates, plants may die back and then resume growth in the spring, producing fruit again. The plant may also be protected with a layer of leaves or mulch around the base of the plant.

  • Self-pollinating
  • Drought Tolerant once established
  • Excellent for containers

Plant Details +

Botanical Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'
Common Name Fig 'Chicago Hardy'
Height 10 to 12'
Spacing 3-6'
Hardiness Zones 5-10
Exposure Full Sun-Part Shade
Foliage Green
Flower White
Fruit Purple-black fruit with red flesh
Harvest Late Summer to Early Fall

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the roots meet the stem) is about 1-2” below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Pests or Diseases: Highly Disease Resistance. Deer and Pest resistant.