How to Grow Beautiful and Productive Fig Trees

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There is nothing more perfect than a honey-sweet, berry-bright fig fruit fresh off the tree and still warm from the sun. If you live in Zones 6-10, you can grow your own fig trees, even if you only have a small space, and enjoy these treats once or twice a year, since many types give you not one but two crops annually.

7 of the Best Cold Hardy Fig Trees

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Love the flavor of figs but worried you can’t grow them because you live too far north? Northern gardeners have plenty of options when it comes to selecting fig varieties that will do well in colder climates. Our experts offer up 7 of the best cold hardy fig trees and top tips on how to care for them in the winter.

Tips for Growing Hardy Chicago Fig Trees (Bensonhurst Purple)

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Hardy Chicago figs are the perfect type of fruit trees for northern gardeners who would like to enjoy homegrown fresh figs, and who need a cultivar that can withstand chilly weather. Check out our expert advice about how to grow these bountiful trees now, including site selection, watering, and fertilizing information.