Hardy Chicago Fig Tree in 1/2 Gallon Pot 1 pc.
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Savor sweet, dark mahogany fruit with rich red flesh with the 1 pc. Hardy Chicago Fig Tree. It is indigenous to Sicily, where the variety is known to have been growing at about 3000 feet above sea level where it gets quite cold. It gained a reputation in Chicago where cuttings somehow made their way to the U.S. with the help of an Italian gardener. The tree flourishes despite the harsh winters. Perhaps the coldest hardy fig ever discovered they will yield large amounts of fruit in the garden or dwarfed in containers. And it is fast growing too! In many instances it can produce fruit first year; by second year fruit will appear on old growth in early summer and then in the fall fruit will begin to appear on new growth. This is why this is the highest yielding fig plant around, with two periods of fruiting and up to 100 pints of figs each year!
|Botanical Name:||Ficus carica||Common Name:||Chicago Fig||Hardiness Zone:||5-11: Cold Tolerance: -10F||Sun Shade:||Full to Partial Sun||SKU:||R53093 / Perennial||Bloom Time:||Fruits in mid to late Summer- 2nd season||Cultivar:||Chicago Fig (1 gal. pot)||HT/WD:||6-8 ft in garden; 3-4 ft in pots / 5-6 ft||Special:||Most cold hardy fig discovered; large yields of plump, juicy figs from both old and new wood; vigorous and very fast growing; long-lived heirloom is winter-hardy to -10F; deer resistant||Uses:||container, garden||Growing Guides:||Hardy Chicago Fig||Ships:||1/2 gallon pot||Shipping Schedule:||Zone Map|
Their plump, juicy, healthy fruit is great for eating right off the tree, added to morning oatmeal, wrapped in prosciutto or cheese, tossed into salads, or as an elegant addition to any meal or dessert. Their sweet and savory flavor, along with their texture is somewhere between a peach, pear and a strawberry with undertones of vanilla. No more need to worry about the multitude of sprays that expensive store bought figs incur during cultivation. Your crops will put to shame any store bought fresh figs in flavor and quality. They are quite vigorous and can grow three feet per year up to maximum of eight feet tall in the garden. In pots they grow according to pot size. Easy pickings! This long-lived plant is a must have heirloom for everyone. It is recommended to prune every year to 30 inches or less for much maximum production. No matter how cold it gets, this fast growing, low maintenance fig plant won’t let you down. It is an excellent lush showpiece with beautiful three-pronged foliage suitable for every garden with the huge added benefit of effortlessly producing bounties of sweet fruits every year.