Fig Trees - Chicago Hardy
Scientific Name: Ficus carica
Best Planted In Zone: 6-8.
Chicago Hardy Fig trees make for great container growing if you have a small yard but hope to grow some of your own fruit. Chicago Hardy produces high yields of tasty, medium-sized brown figs which ripen mid-summer to early fall. It is self-pollinating. At maturity, the Chicago Hardy fig can reach a height of 10 to 12 feet and a width of 9 to 10 feet. Chicago Hardy is very heat tolerant and prefers well-drained soil. USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8.
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First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Plant fig trees in loamy soil and in a northern exposure. They need plenty of sunlight and room in order to grow and thrive. Fertilize once a year. Fig trees only require light pruning which should be done in late winter.