What Is A Hardy Chicago Fig – Learn About Cold Tolerant Fig Trees

The common fig, Ficus carica, is a temperate tree native to Southwest Asia and the Mediterranean. Generally, this would mean that folks living in cooler climes couldn’t grow figs, right? Wrong. Meet the Chicago Hardy fig. What’s a hardy Chicago fig? Only a cold tolerant fig tree that can be grown in USDA zones 5-10. These are figs for cold weather regions. Keep reading to find out about growing hardy Chicago fig. What is a Hardy Chicago Fig? Native to Sicily, hardy Chicago figs, as the name suggests, are the most cold tolerant fig trees available. This beautiful fig tree bears luscious medium sized figs which are produced on older wood in the early summer and fruit on new growth in the early fall. Ripe fruit is a dark mahogany contrasting with the characteristic three lobed, green fig leaves. Also known as ‘Bensonhurst Purple,’ this tree can grow up to … Continue reading What Is A Hardy Chicago Fig – Learn About Cold Tolerant Fig Trees