Chicago Hardy Fig
$5.00 – $15.00
Chicago Hardy Fig is one of the hardiest of figs! Stems are hardy to 10ºF and the roots are hardy to 20º below zero. This prolific fig produces medium size fruit of a light brown to violet color with sweet, strawberry colored flesh of excellent flavor.
About Chicago Hardy Fig
Chicago Hardy Fig is one of the hardiest of figs! Stems are hardy to 10ºF and the roots are hardy to 20º below zero. This prolific fig produces medium size fruit of a light brown to violet color with sweet, strawberry colored flesh of excellent flavor. These have small eyes and thus seldom spoil. Originally from Sicily and as the name implies, very hardy. Very good fresh, dried or in preserves but breaks up when stewed. Propagated by a Chicago man. For years he protected the fig every year and it fruited for him. One year it was unprotected during the winter and the top growth died. The plant produced an abundant crop from the new growth without protection.
Latin Name: Ficus carica ‘Hardy Chicago’
Also Known As: Bensonhurst Purple
Date of Origin:
Light: Part Sun – Full Sun
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. tall, smaller with pruning
Bloom Time: Flowers are not noticeable
Harvest Time: June and August-November
Rootstock: Own roots
Yield: 10-15 lbs or more.
1 quart, 1 gallon, 2 gallon, 3 gallon, 5 gallon
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A guide to choosing the right size
1 Quart = Available for immediate dispatch. Plants are between 3in-36in in height. They are like small plug plants with deep (5in) roots that will get established very quickly.
Bareroot = Field grown plants that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.
1 Gallon & larger = Container grown or bare root plants (planted in containers while dormant) and can be planted all year round. Nursery standard container size (also called #1). The size refers to the amount of soil that the container holds which is slightly less than 1 gallon. Please note that at the moment we do not ship gallon and larger plants.