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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:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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

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21 out of 21 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

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89 out of 92 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Maggilu
Location:
Evanston, IL, United States
Date:
December 29, 2017
          4.0
 
Truly hardy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Bears fruit second year!

What are the cons? can look weedy

Review:

Our Chicago Fig took off like bat out of hell! We planted ours three years ago, it's first winter we had several weeks of sub-zero temperatures. Even as a new planting, it survived! Every summer it grows bigger than the year before, and bears lots of large, tasty figs! We do very little care, just cutting it back after the first freeze. It's planted near the house, so the ground might not get as cold as other places in the yard, but it has certainly not been pampered.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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