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Hardy Chicago or Celeste?

Posted by snagged 7B (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 31, 13 at 11:11

I am considering growing a fig tree. Celeste and Hardy Chicago appear to be recommended varieties in my area (7B). Which has better flavor?

Also, are these suitable for containers (e.g. 5 gallon size)? Can they be planted in fall?

I have to use containers.


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RE: Hardy Chicago or Celeste?

I'll weigh in. Both are great figs for different reasons. Both fairly cold hardy. Celeste is a small fig with an excellent flavor. Some strains will drop figs in dry conditions (mulch). Hardy Chicago is an "Etna" type fig medium sized brown-black, very productive, with a good (can be very good) flavor. Hardy Chicago produces the most figs for me here in North Georgia. I have had both in pots for several years, although both are in the ground now. If I had to choose, I would rather have Hardy Chicago.

RE: Hardy Chicago or Celeste?

I have Celeste and I am not happy with the flavor. However, I am in a cold climate that makes it a challenge to grow any variety of fig. Celeste has overwintered outside in my zone 5 climate with lots of mulch cover.

RE: Hardy Chicago or Celeste?

Hardy Chicago

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