Fig 'Chicago Hardy'



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy', 'Bensonhurst Purple'

Common Name: Chicago Hardy Fig

A deciduous tree with a small, shrubby habit. Adaptable to training and pruning. Leaves are large, deeply lobed, and bright green. Bark is smooth and gray. A bit of an early producer, harvest from mid-summer to late fall. Fruit is midsize. Skin is dark purple over light brown. Flesh is pink, sweet and juicy. Self-fruitful. 100 chill hours. Hardy to USDA zone 5 with winter protection. Often dies back in winter, resprouting in spring.

USDA Zone: Zones 5*, 6 - 10 (*with protection)

Sunset Zone: Zones 4 - 9, 11 - 24; H1, H2

Mature Height: 4 - 15 feet

Mature Width: 4 - 15 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun

Water Needs: Moderate, Regular

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