Chicago Hardy Fig



Chicago Hardy Fig

(9 customer reviews)


Chicago Hardy Fig (Ficus carica) is a resilient gem, thriving even in cooler climates. This fig tree promises a bountiful harvest of sweet, purple-skinned fruits. Its lush green foliage and late summer fruits make it a garden favorite, ensuring year-round visual delight.

2-3′ Bareroot

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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 5-10
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Water Requirements: Moderate, weekly
Soil Type: Well-draining
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Plant Spacing: 10-15′ apart
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 100-200
Heat Tolerance: High

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: Own Roots
Plant Size: 10-15′ tall, 15-20′ wide
Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: July-September
Flower Color: Greenish-yellow
Fall Color: Yellow
Fruit Size: 1-2″
Fruit Flavor: Sweet
Fruit Color and Appearance Purple-brown

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Moderate
Years to Bear: 3-5
Lifespan: 15-20 years
Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (fig wasp)
Harvest Time: August-September
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in cool dry place

Disease Resistance

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to Western Asia
Nitrogen Fixing: No
Fig Mosaic Virus: Moderately Resistant
Endosepsis: Moderately Resistant
Root Knot Nematode: Moderately Resistant
Phytophthora Root Rot: Moderately Resistant
Fig Borer: Moderately Resistant
Fig Scale: Moderately Resistant

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 1 × 1 in
Hardiness Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10



9 reviews for Chicago Hardy Fig

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  1. Vanessa (Verified Customer)

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  2. Candice S. (Verified Customer)

    This stalk was at least 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and at least a nickel in size. Great roots and new growth planted 3 weeks

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  3. Candice Shive (Verified Customer)

    Update, it’s now June and this fig tree is surprisingly full of figs. We were thinking another year or 2 before seeing anything. Growing really well.

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  4. Hallie (Verified Customer)

    Bare root but packaged well and looking healthy!

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  5. Ryan G. (Verified Customer)

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  6. Katherine Knox (Verified Customer)

    Instructions for planting were very helpful and since planting, the stems grew new leaves/branches quickly. Great quality overall.

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  7. Kevin W. (Verified Customer)

    Happy to see a variety of plants on offer!

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  8. Levi R. (Verified Customer)

    My Chicago Hardy fig seems to be doing okay. It was just a single trunk/stick but had a good quality root system for its size.

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  9. Aaron P. (Verified Customer)

    Purchased two
    One is doing fabulous the other has come out of dormancy but hasn’t leafed out like the other. Planted in different locations so I’m sure they will both take off as ground temps rise.

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