SWEET BLACK FRUIT RIPEN IN LATE SUMMER THROUGH EARLY FALL
Originating in Spain, the Black Mission fig tree produces sweet, purplish-black skinned fruits with strawberry-colored flesh that ripen into a rich flavor. The ficus carica mission fruit appears in early spring and ripens in a sunny spot.
The sweet, pear-shaped fruits with delectable red flesh make the Black Mission Fig tree highly desirable for fruit tree growers. We love these black fruit-producing trees, they can even grow as patio fruit trees in small spaces.
Loaded with flavor and vitamins, black figs are great for jellies and jams, and healthy, on-the-go snacking. Black fig trees produce fruit 2 times a year – one in late summer and a second in early fall. They may even produce a breba crop in the early spring. This self pollinating fruit tree is the package deal for fresh fig trees!
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How To Eat Fresh Black Mission Figs?
The best way to enjoy fresh Black mission figs is to eat them raw, with the skin and seeds. You can remove the skin and seeds if you like and they are often used in cooking, But nothing beats taking a bite out of a fresh ripe Black Mission fig!
Are Black Mission Figs Self Pollinating?
The Black Mission Fig tree is self pollinating and one of the most popularly grown backyard trees. The Black Mission Fig tree will only produce fruit two times a year but can yield more fruit if grown with more Black Mission Fig trees.
How Big Do Black Mission Fig Trees Grow?
On average, the Black Mission Fig tree can reach a height of around 10 to 40 feet tall and 60 feet wide, making them an excellent and popular choice for backyard shade trees that produce fresh and delicious fruit. A Dwarf Black Mission Fig Trees or a pruned tree will usually only grow to about 12 to 15 feet tall.
Are Black Mission Figs Good For You?
Yes, Black Mission figs are a tasty treat that have tons of nutritional value and health benefits. Black Mission figs are low in calories and have high amounts of fiber. They also contain manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamins K and C, calcium and are a good source of antioxidants.
Do Black Mission Figs Have Wasps?
All fig trees, including Black Mission fig trees, are pollinated by very small wasps of the family Agaonidae, which allow for the trees to be pollinated on their own or without a second tree. However, commercial figs, or figs bought in stores, are not pollinated or grown with wasps. Don’t worry though, because whether purchased from a store or picked from a tree in your backyard, you’re unlikely to find a wasp inside of any fig you eat!
How To Care For Black Mission Fig Tree
This perennial fig tree is a heavy bearer of large size fruit and thrives best in full sun and average, well-drained soil. This makes it a great choice for easy to grow fig varieties that are long-lived.
Plant the fig trees where the soil is dry and well-drained. You can even plant the black mission fig tree in a container if you live in an area with harsh winters.
To establish a strong Black Mission Fig Tree root system, in the first year of planting be sure to thoroughly water the black fig tree a few times a week. Fertilize the tree once a year with a slow-release pellet based tree fertilizer like ours. Planting and caring for this fruit tree can’t get easier!
The Black Mission Fig cold hardiness is limited. These trees prefer the southern United States, the black mission fig growing zones are 7-10. This fig tree requires no chill hours. Its deciduous leaves fall off every winter so don’t be fooled into thinking it is not alive. Come spring and the mission fig leaves will flush out of control. Prune your fig tree after all frost has occurred for the year.
You can cut off any crossing or dead branches to encourage new growth during the spring growing season. This will help the tree grow to full maturity up to 30 feet tall after many years.
Our Black Mission fig trees for sale are not bare root trees. They come rooted in a container in the soil for the health and safety of the tree.
Visit our Fig Grow Guide for information on fig tree care, fruit production, planting trees, and more.
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So far, so good. No damage to tree and was in good shape.
Very satisfied with the condition of the tree upon receipt. After one month of planting the tree is thriving and healthy. New leafs sprouting. Love it
Thank you for your review, Buddy. You'll be fig picking in no time. Enjoy your Black Mission Fig Tree. Take care!
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Thank you Nathali for your Black Mission Fig Tree purchase. You'll be fig picking in no time.
I purchased two Black mission fig trees And both of them lost all their leaves within 2 weeks Of me receiving them. I was refunded the amount I paid for the trees but not for the shipping. That was a total waste of over $25. The figtrees in the 3 gallon pots looked nothing like the photograph shown on the Internet. Very disappointed
Hi Mike! So sorry to hear what happened to your Black Mission Fig Tree and jumped into action to assist with your situation. We wish you the best. Take care!