Finally a fig worthy of Kootenay growing!
Chicago Hardy Figs are hardy to Canada Zone 6. A must for the experienced gardener; with a bit of effort, they can be grown outside like a bush! For average growers in the Kootenays, Figs can be grown in pots which can be taken inside overwinter for survival through dormancy. Nothing quite like a fresh fig from your own tree!
Very productive as it is able to produce fruit on both the new and old woods. May die back in colder climates and resume growth from the base in spring. Fruit ripens to a dark mahogany-purple colour from July until frost. Self-pollinating. Plants are in #1 containers, between 2-4′ tall. (Photos of #3 potted 2 year old)
*Note: We do not offer replacements for poor winter management of your fig tree. These figs are on the edge of cold hardiness for the Kootenay region. Plant at your own risk.
Latin: Ficus carica ‘Chicago Hardy’
Hardiness Zone: 6 – 10
Height: 5′ – 15′
Spread: 5′ – 12′
Bloom Time: Seasonal
Ripens: August to September
Flower Colour: Green (immature fruit)
Fruit Colour: Purple-green
Foliage Colour: Dark green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Requirements: Well-drained media. Roots are excellent scavengers of nutrients and water once established.
- Edible Fruit
- Tropical Appearance
- Container Growing
Special Considerations: Allow figs to become dormant and drop its leaves in fall. Containerized plants may be overwintered in unheated basement or garage. It is important to maintain moisture over winter in the container however do not over saturate the media which would cause the roots to freeze solid. Please send us an email if you would like to learn more about overwintering your fig tree. Fall pruning and mulching are important for outdoor overwinter success. Please consult with us via email before attempting.
Spring Plant Reservations
All Spring Plant Reservations have a 50% minimum deposit required to place orders. An order can also be paid in full.
Orders will be placed based on payment of a deposit or full payment. Deposits (50% of order value) cannot be refunded after April 5th, 2019.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque, email money transfer or credit card. Please follow instructions on your invoice.
We strongly recommend ordering before April 5th, 2019 to secure your order. Please note that orders after this date are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities.
Any bulk orders of 50+ plants will be subject to bulk order pricing. Please contact us for bulk orders.
SPR orders must be picked up May 17-19 from the farm in Krestova. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to deliver to Nelson or Castlegar Garden Festivals due to recent SPR order quantities.
This item is for pick-up only and does not qualify for shipping via Canada Post.
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