Chicago Hardy Fig Ficus carica

Chicago Hardy Fig
(Ficus carica)

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Description

Note: Ships spring 2021 as a 8-12" bare-root.

Chicago Hardy Fig (Ficus carica) is a productive easy to grow fig that does well in cold climates. It will die back to the ground in zone 7 or colder but grows back quickly and set fruit in fall on first year growth. If in warmer climates you will get a crop in early summer on second year growth as well as a fall crop on new growth.

Characteristics

Pollination: Self-pollinating
Size: 15-30' x 15-35'
Disease: Resistant
Ripening Date: July to first frost
Years to Bear 1-2
Taste: Sweet

Growing Conditions

USDA Zone: 5-10 (will die back to ground in zone 7 or colder)
Spacing: 5-30'
Light Exposure: Part Shade to Full Sun
Soil Type: Loamy
Soil PH: 6.0-6.5