Chicago Hardy Fig for sale at Lowes

KarenPA_6bSeptember 1, 2014

I saw Chicago Hardy fig for sale at Lowes for $10.95, nice size with fruits on it.

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Starrling(7 Central Arkansas)

Must be nice! I've called every store and gardening center within a fifty mile radius and no on has any. My fault for waiting so late though.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 11:40AM
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KarenPA_6b

Sorry to hear that. I am in PA and there were 3 plants on the shelf at a Lowes store near me this past Sunday.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 8:58PM
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mgginva

Starrling,
Contact me in the fall. I have a great HC I got in 2006 and would be happy to give you cuttings for postage.
best,
mgg

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 9:25PM
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Starrling(7 Central Arkansas)

That would be great, mgginva! If there is anything on my trade list that you would like, I'll send that as well!

EDIT:

I decided to drop into Lowes anyway and found an entire cart with Hardy Chicago figs on them. They were $8.95 or so, so I bought two. Thanks for the heads up, Kousa!

This post was edited by Starrling on Wed, Sep 3, 14 at 18:27

    Bookmark   September 3, 2014 at 11:07AM
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KarenPA_6b

Wow, that is great price. I would have snapped up two pots too if my area Lowes sells at that price. Are you going to leave yours in pots until spring? I am planning to transfer mine to a bigger pot and winter it in the garage. There are about 12 fruits on my fig plant which I intend to have them ripen so I can try the fruits this year.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2014 at 10:02PM
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JesseSt(5a)

mgginva- I'd love to get some Hardy Chicago cuttings from you come fall if possible. More than happy to compensate for postage and/or trade varieties. Thanks, Jesse

    Bookmark   September 5, 2014 at 8:54AM
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tomIL(5)

mgginva,

If possible, I love to get some Hardy Chicago cuttings. Let me know if postage and/or trading for fruit tree cuttings in spring. I have peaches, asian pears, apples and plums. Thanks.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2014 at 5:34PM
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redsun9

This fall, our local Lowes brought in new Chicago Hardy for sale. The plants look good.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2014 at 11:43AM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

I would be shocked if mine ever had those..Lucky all of you!!

MIke

    Bookmark   September 28, 2014 at 2:52PM
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redsun9

In general, the big box stores only carry the plants good for the area. As for figs, they only carry the Chicago Hardy. Still, this fig is a borderline hardy....

We need hardier figs....

    Bookmark   September 28, 2014 at 5:15PM
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dieseler

RedSun,
our hardy chicago died to ground level last winter which saw
a brutal winter with temps as low as 19 below zero ,
its out in open inground facing north and west and only
protection was snow i shoveled on top of it .

It came back to life about 3 feet tall in bush form and eating figs daily here from it.
Martin

    Bookmark   September 28, 2014 at 7:21PM
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