Chicago Hardy Fig

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‘Chicago Hardy’ is a brown fig, very rich and sweet. Good for containers and in the ground. Hardy Chicago is dependably hardy and ripens its figs from August until Fall frost, sometimes fruiting in July. It can survive in zone 5 (may only grow 4-5′ high) if situated in a warmer microclimate and roots are given heavy mulch protection. ‘Chicago Hardy’ dies back in cold Winter zones, and fruits on new wood, very few varieties do this.  Most figs’ new wood must survive the Winter to fruit the following season. The large leaves give this plant a tropical feel, and if left unpruned, can be a very bold statement. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil, but will tolerate less of either. Pollinator-friendly. Relatively wildlife resistant. 15'H-12'W.

Zone: 6-11

Size: Quart, tissue cultured plant.

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