An excellent cold hardy fig. Seems to be a Mt. Etna type fig. Excellent quality black figs in abundance. Ripens early in the season, good for up north. It also thrives in our unheated high tunnel trial. One of the better figs for colder, shorter season areas.
PLEASE NOTE: If it is Autumn when you place your order then the plants leaves will be turning yellow and dropping. Your figs may thus be dormant and leafless upon arrival, or may have a few leaves still but they will be ready to drop soon.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Figs will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Protected yet sunny locations, such as on the South, East or West side of a building is ideal.
Size at maturity: 8-15′, depending on location, climate and care.
Pollination: This fig requires no pollination in order to set fruit.
Resistant to: Figs are known for remarkable disease and insect resistance. Chicago Hardy is resistant to cold, mold, rotting, splitting after rain and fig rust (fungal disease of leaves). Ants can get interested in figs and heavy rains can make the current figs rot, so keep well-picked. Figs continue to put on new fruit constantly until frost.
Hardiness: USDA zones 8-10. Winter protection in zone 6-7 recommended.
Plant size: 1-2 ft in 9 inch deep nursery tree pot.
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