Figs

Chicago Hardy – figs are one of the most popular fruits in the world, but are limited mainly to warm climates. This variety originated in Sicily, but is cold hardy enough for most of Michigan. It fruits in late summer – early fall on the vegetation it just grew that season.

The current years growth will die back to the ground when temperatures get below 20 degrees, but the roots are hardy to -20 degrees, so if the plant is cut back to around 2′ tall and covered with a rose cone or some type of mulch, it will start growing from that point the following spring. New growth can reach 5′-6′ in one season, and fruit will appear all along the new growth. Figs can also be planted in large pots that can be put in a garage for winter protection.  One plant can produce as many as 200 brown-purple skinned, red fleshed, extra sweet figs in a season. Plant these in a well drained, sunny location for best production.

Also makes a nice houseplant if you have a large, sunny window or room.

                                                                        

Well established plants in 1 gallon pots are priced at $12.00 each

Last Modified on December 23, 2020
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