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Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'


Ficus 'Chicago Hardy' is one of the most cold hardy figs with brown, medium-sized fruit in summer with a rich, sweet flavour.

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy' is one of the most cold hardy figs available with a valuable early fruiting season compared with other cultivars. It produces brown, medium-sized fruit in summer with a rich, sweet flavour. It also has the unique ability to produce some fruit even when stems have been killed to the ground, though the greatest production will be from plants with over-wintered wood. A good container candidate. Also known as 'Bensonhurst Purple', this cultivar is originally from Sicily.

Common Name: Common Fig - [Citrus Pre-Order]

Family: Moraceae (The Fig Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Purple


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Europe and Africa - North Africa

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