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Chicago Hardy Fig

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Potted. Trees ship 1-2' tall in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot. SELECT trees ship 3-4' tall in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot.

Description

Productive and easy to grow. Bears delicious medium-size figs. Exhibits drought-tolerant once established. Plant will die back in colder climates and resume growth in spring. Has tendency to bear fruit on new growth. Fruit produced on the old wood will appear in early summer and fruit on new growth will appear in early fall. Ripe fruit has a dark mahogany color. Also known as Bensonhurst Purple fig. Originates from Sicily. Grows well in containers! Heat-tolerant. Ripens in July through frost. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Fruit Color Purple
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July Through Frost
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Fine Grained
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 5 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 10
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Size & Spacing

Shipped Size

Trees ship 1-2' tall in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot. SELECT trees ship 3-4' tall in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot.

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15-30' tall x 15-35' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 35-40' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination Requirements

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow fig trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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