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Fig, Chicago Hardy (2 Plants, Ships March-June) (PL184) $16.50
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Fig, Chicago Hardy (2 Plants, Ships March-June)

         
 
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This is an exciting fig for cooler climates! Chicago Hardy fig originates from Sicily, but became popular in Chicago. It is productive, easy to grow, and bears dark mahogany medium-size figs. Amazingly it is drought, heat AND cold tolerant. In colder climates, the fig will die back and resume growth in spring. Fruit produced on the older wood will appear in early summer, and fruit on new growth will appear in early fall. It is self-pollinating and fine-grained. Grow in pots or in the ground, in partial shade to full sun from zone 5 - 10.

Please consider these terms before ordering live plants: Most plants will be 3”-7” in height. Plants will ship as available after the first of March to the end of May. We will try to ship orders to southern zones first. No guaranteed exact delivery dates. Plants may arrive too early and have to be kept inside until the weather warms. Plants may arrive late, as well. Due to the sensitive nature of small plants, there is the possibility of a crop failure. If such a situation occurs, we will do our best to issue you a refund in a timely manner. Last minute losses can occur at any point in our shipping timeline, and we may have to issue a refund even late in the season. No orders shipped outside of the USA. No Extra shipping costs. (PRE-ORDER PLANTS WILL SHIP AFTER MARCH 1, 2019)

 
Fig, Chicago Hardy (2 Plants, Ships March-June)
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Annie
Location:
Big Rapids, MI, United States
Date:
March 1, 2019
          5.0
 
Not deer resistant here
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Grows in spite of the deer

What are the cons? None yet

Review:

I got two of these and it was too early to plant outside, so I left them in their pots under the lights with my tomato seedlings. They kept their leaves and stayed green, but didn't get any bigger, maybe 4 inches tall. Soon the tomatoes and peppers far outgrew the figs but they were still green so I planted them outside. Although green and healthy they didn't seem to get bigger, and then I realized that the local deer were browsing the tops off, keeping the poor things about 4 inches tall. I protected them with tomato cages covered with bird netting and they grew a few more inches before fall. I covered them with insulated rose cones to protect them from the winter, but we've had a lot of sub zero days this year, so we'll see if they survived the winter. I just wanted people to know that they are NOT deer proof, so if you have a deer problem, be sure to protect your seedlings.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JAL
Location:
Shaker Heights, OH, United States
Date:
February 15, 2019
          5.0
 
Took a while but then...
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fruit in first year!

What are the cons? Questioned death early on

Review:

These plants took quite a while to take to the pots on initial transplant. The leaves that arrived on the plants browned and fell off leaving me wondering if they died. I kept watering, and finally after moving outside, they took off. Once they started growing, I transferred to very large planters. When doing this, I realized how much energy they had been expending on the root system- didn't grow much above ground, but the root system was massive upon transplant and then didn't stop growing once moved into the large clay pots. Trees grew well, 3.5-4' in first year and had 8-10 small, yet tasty figs each. Tree and branches turned from green to wooded over by late fall. Moved the pots to garage for winter. I'm hoping that with another good year, I'll test one leaving outside all winter next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Zaq
Location:
Denver, CO, United States
Date:
February 5, 2019
          5.0
 
Great potted plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? nada

Review:

I always love to see figs growing in peoples gardens when I travel. However, in Denver I thought it would always be impossible. I purchased these guys 2 years ago, planted them together in a 12" pot and to my surprise they have done AMAZING! I treat them like a patio plants, and this fall for the first time, they lost ALL of their leaves. I thought the transition from coming indoors had killed the. To my glee, they burst back into leaf a few days later, and now the pot occupies about 4' of my kitchen window. I can't wait to get them back on the patio this summer. A favorite addition to the collection, hands down!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CoGal
Location:
Denver, CO, United States
Date:
October 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Chicago fig in Denver
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? No fruit first year

Review:

I planted these in pots because I might be moving and I wanted to take them with me. The first batch I got didn't do well, and ultimately died within a few weeks of arrival, however Baker Creek sent me out a new set and those did fabulously. I did not get figs in the first year, however, they grew very well. I noticed that none of the typical pests seem interested in these! The area I'm moving to will likely have deer and I've read they are deer resistant too. I am bringing the pots inside this winter, but intend to plant them in the ground, once I buy my new home in the spring. I can't wait to get my first fig!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

56 out of 57 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JSM
Location:
Nashville TN, TN, United States
Date:
April 4, 2018
          5.0
 
Easy to grow abundant fruit
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Abundant fruit

What are the cons? none, really.

Review:

We got out Chicago Hardy trees 4 years ago. THe first year we planted them in a pot on the deck. We DID get a fig (one). The second year in a pot on the deck, it was twice as productive--we got 2 figs. The third year we planted them in the yard and they really took off. Not totally sure of the number of figs but like 1000? The 4th year I lost count with way more figs than could be consumed or even picked. THOUSANDS. Cut them back over the winter each year but the rate of growth is phenomenal, Except for cutting them back and picking the fruit, we have really done nothing to the trees. We love the figs. I look forward to getting home each night in the summer and fall and picking 2 or 3 and having a little snack on the way in. They really are a treat. Ours really atrract bees and wasps but I think the fruit makes them "drunk". They fly around funny and do not ever seem to sting when eating the fruit.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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