Fig, Chicago Hardy


In stock


Full sun, Zone 5

*Not hardy in Alberta – must be grown inside!*

Ficus carica ‘Chicago Hardy’

Pot size #1

One of the most popular figs in North America, Chicago Hardy is known for its superb sweet flavour and juiciness. When ripe, skin is pruple-bronze and soft to the touch. Flavour has notes of honey and figs are medium in size.

The basic requirements of a productive container-grown fig tree are as follows:

  • a container with drainage (at minimum a 5 gallon container – we prefer to use 22″ Patio Planters)
  • a mixed blend of topsoil, potting soil, and compost
  • a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight a day (more is better) from May through September
  • a warm temperature from June through September (can be outside or inside, recommended  18 degrees Celsius or warmer, on average
  • an indoor space to overwinter in dormancy (we recommend a temperature between 0-10 degrees Celsius to ensure dormancy)