Fig - Chicago Hardy & Violette de Bordeaux
‘Chicago Hardy’ Figs are easy to grow and high-yielding! This hardy shrub produces medium-size figs with a light brown to violet skin tone in late summer to early fall. Figs are packed with nutrients and the fruit inside is the color of a strawberry. Figs have a rich sweet flavor, and jammy texture, delicious eaten fresh or dried. They are also often used in sauces, on pizza, or stuff them with nuts or cheese for a tasty snack!
‘Chicago Hardy’ fig may be added to the landscape for a unique accent with its beautiful fruit and unique foliage. The striking leaves of this plant are similar in shape to oak leaves and medium green in color. These fig plants are also excellent for planting in pots and bringing indoors during the winter months.
In colder climates, plants may die back and then resume growth in the spring, producing fruit again. The plant may also be protected with a layer of leaves or mulch around the base of the plant.
- Drought Tolerant once established
- Excellent for containers
Violette de Bordeaux:
- Violette de Bordeaux figs are known for their fine flavor and are a long-time favorite!
- Small to medium size purple-black fruit with a very deep red strawberry pulp and a distinctively rich flavor.
- Excellent fresh or dried.
- Two crops per year- one light breba crop and a heavy late crop.
- Closed eye.
- A wonderful container plant
- Similar flavor to Black Mission Fig
- Zones 7-9