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
Family: Moraceae (The Fig Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-8
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant, Dry
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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