'Hardy Chicago' Fig
Small to medium sized fruit violet skin when ripe. Sweet, strawberry pink pulp. Fruit resembles that of 'Brown Turkey.' Excellent flavor and very hardy. If all above-ground growth is winter killed, new growth will leap out in the spring and still bear a crop of figs by late summer. Not all fig varieties will do this in shorter northern growing seasons. This variety was originally found growing in a garden on Chicago's south side. Likely of Italian origin.
Size at maturity: Varies according to training technique, pruning and winter die-back.
Cultivation: Plant in rich, well-drained soil in an area that receives six hours of sun.
Zone hardiness: 7-10. In zones 6 and below winter protection is necessary.
Plant size: One year old trees are about 18" with a dense root system. This size tree will likely fruit in 1-2 years if given proper care.
Shipping Restrictions: Shipment prohibited to CA. No summer (potted plant) shipment to: WA, WY, UT, OR, ND, NM, NV, MT, LA, ID, FL, AZ. These states are permitted for fall bare root shipment. Order now for summer or fall 2016 shipping.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.