Black Mission Fig Tree
The Black Mission Fig trees produce the most popular, medium to large size fruit with purple skin. The flesh is pink with a sweet, juicy, and creamy delicious flavor. Introduced by missionaries to what is now San Diego, California in 1768. The main commercial variety is grown in California. A fast and easy tree to grow. Takes less than 100 chill hours. Thrives in zones 8 – 11. Harvest ripe fruit in the Fall.
Not compatible with your zone (2a)
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Black Mission Fig Tree Care and Information
Discover the elegance of the Black Mission Fig Tree, a captivating and fruitful addition to any garden or orchard. Buy this fig today and grow your own sweet, juicy, and delicious figs.
The tree produces exquisite, pear-shaped figs with a deep purple-black skin when ripe. These figs also boast a rich, sweet flavor and a tender, luscious texture that makes them perfect for fresh eating and culinary delights.
The tree is a deciduous tree with a spreading and dense growth habit. It can reach a height of about 15 to 30 feet (4.5 to 9 meters) and has attractive, dark green, lobed leaves that add to its ornamental appeal. The Black Mission Fig tree produce heavily from a young age. Plant the fig tree in the full sun. Fig trees can grow to be over 30 feet tall, but prune to keep as small as 10 feet tall and wide. Plant trees 10-15 feet apart in soil that drains well.
These succulent figs are enjoyed fresh, dried, or in various culinary creations. So, get creative as figs can be a delightful addition to cheese platters, salads, desserts, and jams. Additionally, the tree’s dense foliage provides ample shade, making it ideal for creating a relaxing and picturesque outdoor space. Basically, you’ll love the fruits, beauty, and shade this tree can bring.
The Black Mission Fig Tree (Ficus carica ‘Black Mission’) has a storied history. Brought to California by Spanish missionaries in the late 18th century. It is one of the oldest and most beloved fig cultivars in the United States. Although the exact origin of the cultivar remains uncertain, its name is inspired by the Spanish mission settlements where it was cultivated.
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Additional InformationHarvest Time : Fall
Botanical Name : Ficus carica
Plant Type: Deciduous
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
Chill Hours: Less than 100
Pollination: Self-Fruitful / Self Pollinating
Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.
Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.
Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.
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The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.
The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.
Pollination & Propagation
(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.