Hardy Chicago Fig
Ficus carica 'Hardy Chicago'
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 7-11)
The rotund fig and its fabled leaf go back at least 5,000 years as enduring symbols of sinful pleasure and lost innocence. The ancients and latter day fig-cognoscenti have known the hedonistic delight of fresh sun-ripened, honey-dripping figs, and know all too well the impatient wait for fig season to arrive in late summer. Many people assume that fig trees can’t grow in North America, and if this describes you, then you need to rip your figurative fig leaf off and order this plant! With protection and the right care fig trees grow successfully in zones as low as 4. And they do well in containers so no one need be without the fresh fig. One of the very best varieties for taste and cold hardiness is Hardy Chicago. Fruits are brown-purple with luscious strawberry-coloured flesh. Years ago this variety was brought to Chicago by Sicilians from Mount Etna and ever since it has been grown the Chicago area by dedicated fig fans.
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