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My tree is growing the same as yours, which seems to be common for this variety.
My Chicago Hardy Fig was delivered at the beginning of April. I got my fig tree last year and they produced three figs. We planted our fig in theground last year and it came back fine. We planted our fig in theground last year and it came back fine.
When they became dark and slightly soft, we picked them and ate them. It is not necessary to pinch off the fruit since this fig tree tends to produce a few figs the first year of planting. I have found that the your Chicago Hardy fig trees do not do well in harsh winter conditions such as excessive frost, ice, and snow.
I am in zone 6B, but we do get at least a few nights of negative 5-10 below 0.
This will be its first winter survival - a meek winter. This will be its first winter survival - a meek winter. I'm in Zone 5, so if you are in this zone or warmer, you should be OK.
Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering. There are figs on it now (late Sept) but they are unlikely to mature before we have our first frost. The Chicago Hardy came highly recommended to me by one of my coworkers. Not only that, it also ended up being the birth tree of her sister who recently passed away. We live in Michigan and my son and daughter in law have this kind and they love it.No, we don't have the dwarf size, but many growers have had success keeping this tree smaller with pruning.I bought two last year one for my mom and hers harvested about 30 figs last summer that she said were very tasty brought it in for the winter.. mine did not do so well in the harvesting department maybe got 3 figs were not eatable..You might keep it indoors during the Spring/Summer and set outside in the Fall to allow it to go through it's normal dormancy period.
What I can tell you is that I bought one from Stark's and planted it on the S. It has survived 3 separate nights of 12 degrees and appears to be just beginning to bud as of 3-16-2016.
t require routine pruning, but you can prune them to a size that works for your space.