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 6”-12” in height. Please make sure you are ready for your order in your zone as these young, tender plants generally have no resistance to cold.
Plant Care Instructions:
Hardy from zones 5-10. Well drained, rich soil is best, be sure to plant in full sun in a location that is protected from harsh winter winds if you are planting in ground. If planting in a pot, choose a large pot for the roots to spread. Keep well watered but not soaked, figs will wilt or drop leaves when drought stressed, don’t panic, just water them right away and they should recover. Figs will bear twice, once in June and again in the Fall.
PLANTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN IN MARCH 2024